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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
Activities: Picnicking, Swimming

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A fun place for the family and kids.

Great for the family on the weekend. Get there early because parking is tough. Pretty safe for kids. Bring food and make a day of it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Castaic, California
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Castaic, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great for the family on the weekend. Get there early because parking is tough. Pretty safe for kids. Bring food and make a day of it.

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Guildford, Surrey, England
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A really lovely location, on the beach at Malibu with a colony of Brown Pelicans to entertain you. We spent hours watching them flying from the lagoon, over the sea and back to the lagoon, where we were able to watch them fishing. The beach is beautiful with a newish boardwalk taking you from the car park and around the... More 

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Edwardsville, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nice park for a relaxing walk & enjoying the outside without having to leave the hotel area. Walked from Malibu Beach Inn more than once during my stay and checked out what had washed up on the beach, waded across the inlet, watched the birds in the lagoon. Nice!

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Reno, NV, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Be prepared to park on PCH a mile away or pay for the small parking lot. It's a decent walk around the archipelago to the actual beach, which is pretty small and usually covered in seaweed. It was neat to visit, not that great to hang out at for some relaxing, calm and quiet beach time. There are better beaches... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This beach was so incredibly beautiful! It was fun to climb some rocks on the cliffs and watch the breathtaking view of the great pacific from above. Saw some playful seals jumping in the water. Absolutely loved this beach

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Vancouver, BC
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Malibu Lagoon provided just the quiet California beach experience I was looking for. Most of the local beaches in LA are wide expanses of sand, but this cute little lagoon is an exception worth checking out, with its shore-bird and sea-bird population. The informative tables dotted around the lagoon are a nice touch, as they give you info on... More 

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259 reviews 259 reviews
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a gorgeous area for photography. The beautiful water, rocks, landscape, backdrop, clean sand, etc. There are a lot of birds and surfers. This is a great place to relax and watch all the surfers (or watch the birds). But if you're not a surfer or sunbather, I wouldn't recommend planning to spend a long time here. It didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

With a 3rd grade class and a science field trip the Lagoon is a great place for exploration and hands on learning. Maximize on the tactile options for learning and enjoy.

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Orange County, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A great wide open beach in Malibu to hang out and relax. Loved all the birds... Tons of them all over the place. The pelicans were particularly striking.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were on our first vacation from South Africa, to the States, and Malibu was one the the sights that we had on our list of places to "Must" visit. Especially since we see it in american music videos and movies. We were staying in an apartment in Hollywood, and took a long bus ride to Malibu. We found it... More 

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