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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818-880-0350
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Very nice beach and the state park is great for camping.

This is a one of the better state parks with access to the nearby beach and an exceptional hiking trail up nearby Sycamore canyon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
La Crescenta, California
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La Crescenta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a one of the better state parks with access to the nearby beach and an exceptional hiking trail up nearby Sycamore canyon.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to experience at this beach. Wear water shoes so you can clamber into the water and explore the beautiful tide pools that are teeming with marine life. Climbing the rocks is also super fun. Parking is easy.

Thank anneb65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water is a bit chilly so you might want to bring a wetsuit. Water visibility is clear if you go snorkeling or diving. Great kid friendly beaches to walk around. Great for spearfishing or recreational diving. Just a few surf spots along the beach. Don't plan on going snorkeling or diving on a day that it is windy as... More 

Thank Lucas Z
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I sought out someplace like Leo Carrillo Beach for how different it is from the beaches on the east coast. The cliffs offer beautiful views and if you visit at low tide the caves are amazing! BUT be prepared. If you're used to warm beaches of the east coast in the summer, you may want to bring a sweater and... More 

Thank peaceloveelina
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This was part of our day trip and was a great stop along the way. Great rocks to climb on to take photos. Quiet this time of year!

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Follow the creek under Pacific Coast Highway to the beach. Enjoy great tide pools at low tide - I've seen octopus, nudibranch (vibrant orange and purple), sea hare, along with the more common starfish, urchin, anemone, etc. Now follow the beach north at low tide to find the cave! If you are small enough, you can crawl through a hole... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

When my 4-legged friends needs some emancipation from her dog life, we head up the coast and get our bark on here! It's one of ONLY two dog-friendly beaches in LA County---the other being in Long Beach area. So, if you go, don't forget your Shaggy Bestie!!!!

2 Thank SleepersGourmet
Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Surfers have enjoyed this location for ever, the same for Hollywood movies. Beautiful location, at low tide enjoy the tide pools and the life in them. Bring sand/beach shoes for the rocks and hiking. My grand children enjoy the beach as well.

1 Thank greatwine
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The rocks made it hard to enjoy a walk on the beach or getting in the water. Plan a stop to relax, but not the best for family water play.

2 Thank JoySpohn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I enjoy camping and the beach with different hiking and biking trails. The beach was nice with the surf and tide pools but sitting next an intoxicated guy makes me think it's not the most family friendly beach but still enjoy by three day stay.

Thank Kyle0690

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