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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818-880-0350
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Ranked #7 of 29 Activities in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Los Angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Beach to the east of the lifeguard station for tidepools. Lovely cliffs with a couple of caves. Then to the west, you can take your dogs on the lovely long sandy beach - but keep them on the leash. Park along the road, in the first large state park lot, or keep going once you're past that lot, under the... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have camped here several times and always enjoyed it even though my campsite was burglarized one day when I left for a trip into Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

First, street parking is free! This a great beach for adventure. The beach public facilities have just been updated, always clean. Even when the life guard stands are closed they patrol by truck and helicopter. The beach is sub divided by lots of, climbable rock walls and tide pools. Great photo locations!!!! We try to go after a storm as... More 

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Los Angeles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you can only make a very quick stop to a beach, certainly it makes sense to visit Venice Beach or the Santa Monica Pier. They are quick and full of local cultural vibe. But if time allows and you would like to enjoy more coastal beauty…then I highly recommend driving up the coast just 45 minutes to Leo Carrrillo... More 

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Southern California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a nice family friendly campground. Bathrooms generally clean and hot showers! If anyone is interested in shaping spots for Memorial Day weekend 2015, please reply!

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Orlando, FL USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The beach is nice and family friendly. Parking is a bit dodgy if you decide to park along PCH, but you can pay and go into the park and that is much easier. Surf spots look nice. Coming from Florida the water is much colder during the summer than our waters from the Sunshine State.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Our sister inlaw took us here, it is their family's favorite beach in North LA and Ventura Counties. We enjoyed ourselves for 4 hours, I surfed for most of that time. The facilities are nice, you can park for free on the PCH, the walk is not any longer than in the state beach lots. Want to go back again!

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's one of the only Los Angeles beaches that allows dogs. The dog owner seem to be responsible, didn't see any dog pop on the beach. There are grills and pi chic tables, but you'll need to get there early to lay claim.

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Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Yet another great beach near Malibu, the rocky outcrops are where the start of Grease was filmed for those movie buffs. Clean, lots of lifeguards, I suggest trying to park along the highway to save some cash.

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California, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From my research, several sites stated this beach is good for a one day beach goer. There are a lot of things to do and it worth a longer drive and it should not be crowded, I took the bait. We had to wait one half of an hour in traffic to turn in to the parking lot, the cars... More 

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