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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 #10 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Swimming, Camping, Hiking
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You can camp, swim, scuba, fish, kitesurf, stand up paddle, surf, hike, or just sit and have a beer watching your campfire. I visit a lot, just to ride my bicycle around the camps , and under the bridge to the beach, and up to the lifeguard lookout for views. This place is a gem ! You really need to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Wow! What a wonderful place to explore! The beach area was a bit crowded, but it was June anyway. The tide pools were incredible to explore, we saw crabs, snails, fish, mussels, birds, etc. What was really exciting were the sea caves! We'd wait for the waves to roll out to scoot through and around the crags to the next... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Tide pools are amazing for those with young children, and the first time I've been on a beach with lifeguards that interact with people. The only drawback is the tar which (according to the lifeguard) is naturally occurring and also from oil fields near by. Had it stuck all over our shoes and feet. Still a great beach.

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Oswego, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ok so I know it's a little further up the road but it is such a lovely spot. I'm someone who prefers the ocean cliffs to just long sandy beaches and this beach has both. The sunsets there are just fabulous. Really worth driving up the coast further.

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Camarillo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've been here for day trips only. There is a campground that is within walking distance of the beach as well. You can access the beach from the street and there is some street parking (which goes fast, so get there early). I recommend paying the $12 parking fee for the day. That said, the beach is excellent. There are... More

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Lahaina, HI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It was a great beach to have the dogs, beautiful views, clean, and lovely views. Good facilities and well maintained. A great beach park, we will be back.

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