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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Number: 818 880 0350
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Eh... Nice, but least favorite of all look outs

This was a nice and free stop on our Pacific Coast drive. El Matador was our favorite and the Malibu Pier was our second. This place has a lot of unique birds in the wetland... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Meghan M
Jackson, New Jersey
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Jackson, New Jersey
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice and free stop on our Pacific Coast drive. El Matador was our favorite and the Malibu Pier was our second. This place has a lot of unique birds in the wetland area. It also had surfing and nice views of the mountains. Some areas seemed to have interrupted views of homes, a shell station and lots... More 

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Malibu, California
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

After years of neglect, the lagoon was finally dredged, upgraded and replanted -- but the timing couldn't have been worse because the drought prevented most of the new plants from taking root. It will be interesting to see what happens after this year's El Nino rains.

Thank Newsdoc
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Surfers like this beach. Not me ))). Yesterday, i was in Santa Monica beach, today, on September 27, 2015, I m here. I don't know, maybe weather cause differences, but after I enjoyed Venice, and Santa Monica beaches, I would rather come back there again. Tonight is going to be a full moon also. I went in to the water... More 

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Rockville, MD
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My husband and I wanted to visit at least one beach in Malibu while in the LA area, and the descriptions of Malibu Lagoon State Beach made it sound like a good choice. Reading the reviews here, I'm not entirely sure we were in the same place as some of the reviewers, because we did not find the area particularly... More 

Thank freedshop
Nanuet, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Gorgeous and unique, this beach offers water on both sides. It is calm, easy to swim, and just beautiful. It is hard to park here so try to get there early in the day.

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

It hard to put into words how beautiful this part of California is....Malibu is a world of its own and this is a great place to start your visit.

Thank BigGsfo
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91 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a beautiful beach along the Pacific Coast Highway. The water is cold but the beach is beautiful and clean.

Thank teresamd0906
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice spot to relax on a hot, hot day! Nice drive through the canyon, very picturesque mountain views!

Thank Glen S
Bristol, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Arrived in Malibu and found the beach to be very clean. The water is colder than I am used to on the east coast. However, the beach and water here are much cleaner. Parking is a lot less than the parking at the Jersey Shore. There was food available for purchase and bathroom facilities

Thank Maureen K
Northwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An amazing place, its is as beautiful as I imagined in to be, not too easy to park though. There beach was empty apart from a homeless guy asleep... but hey, if you are gonna be homeless, why not be homeless in this beautiful place! Great drive to Malibu from whichever direction you come from, check out the properties too...... More 

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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