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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
818-880-0350
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Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking
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London, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was one of our favorite beaches along the Pacific! Absolutely beautiful scenery, rock formations, caves, very nice beach and the tidepools were filled with starfish, anemones and other cool creatures! We'd never seen so many starfish- watch for them clinging on to the rocks at low tide! Spectacular! Be sure to park on the highway for free and walk... More

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Redlands, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Beautiful, clean. Staff is nice. Unfortunately they do not enforce the rules. Expected a quiet, relaxing weekend. Got just the opposite. Loud music from several spaces all afternoon until 2am (not supposed to be allowed at any time). A lot of loud partying before and after 10pm quiet time. Apparently no one patrols. Complaints to camp host brought promises but... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Wonderful campground; very well maintained and lots of amenities. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire pit. The restrooms are clean and there are token-operated showers. The area is beautiful. There is access to the beach; although when we were there the north beach (and unfortunately the only beach that allows dogs) was closed when we were there... More

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la
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Great hidden camping area with beautiful beach across the street to walk to. Kids love the sea urchins and other sea creatures in the tide pools. Surfing also available.

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Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

North of lifeguard house tower 3 is the dog friendly part. We absolutely love it there as the beach is not overly crowded. Dogs are overall very well behaved. Great place to spend a few hours or a day there... Bring some food for a picnic, some beach chairs, umbrella and you're all set! Access to the beach is free... More

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Hiking in this park is amazing. You will see lots of cactus and sage. The climbs are mildly steep but the walk down to the beach is reward enough.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

On the side of the Pacific Highway short of Neptune's Net past Pepperdine. Nice place to climb a rock and sit and walk the beach. Many fond memories now that I live in Mississippi. Take advantage you lucky California folk.

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Ventura, California
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This picturesque beach was named after the 1940s and 50s actor Leo Carrillo (who I sipped Lemonade with when I was 8 years old, at his house), whose family owned it and adjoining countryside since the Spanish Land Grants. It is now a California State Park that is a Surfing and Windsurfing paradise, but be careful of the rocks. If... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Just took a hike on a beautiful new trail rebuilt by the State Parks. High above the mansions of Malibu at the end of Decker School Road is the trailhead for this wonderful half-mile hike to Nicholas Pond. At the end there is a great vista overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Decker Canyon.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

How can you not love this beach? Sandy and Danny spent some time here (for those of you familiar with the movie "Grease" ;) There are beautiful rock formations surrounding the little coves of pale tan sand beaches. With a little bit of climbing around, you can find interesting creatures like starfish and others that I couldn't identify! Even though... More

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