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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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Wonderful beach for such a huge population

Malibu Beach hardly compares to my local beach in Australia, but what it offers is a beautiful place to sun bake, Take in the views of the area and of course the odd star that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Wollongong, Australia
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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119 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We parked at the Malibu Pier and after checking it out for a while we decided to take a walk on the beach. It turned out to be a long, wonderful walk. We made our way down to the beach and as we walked things got better and better. It was a beautiful, warm, clear, sunny February day. The beach... More 

Thank Bob H
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

at the beach in winter time gives you fresh air and does you good, I love the long walks at Malibu Beach, many people are out there on the weekend and you always meet friends or people you just know and have a chat at the beach, the beach is lovely to walk at, eve some parts are "under construction"/"refurbishment",... More 

Thank JD H
Wollongong, Australia
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129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Malibu Beach hardly compares to my local beach in Australia, but what it offers is a beautiful place to sun bake, Take in the views of the area and of course the odd star that maybe walking along the beach. Worth a visit if your staying around the LA area. Parking was a tad pricey on the weekend!

Thank AussieAceCo
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I had never been to this beach before and decided to come to watch the surfers. Parking is $10 in the lot by the pier but spots were plentiful. Walked to the end of the pier and got a fairly good view of the waveriding action although it was a bit far off to the right. You can go up... More 

Thank Zadie B
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314 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Nice spot in Malibu to stop and take a walk. There is free parking and benches to sit. The walking path leads to a nice long stretch of beach. It is across the street from a nice shopping center.

1 Thank laurapoint
Jackson, New Jersey
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Meghan M
Malibu, California
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Larisa O
Rockville, MD
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248 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 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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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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