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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
818 880 0350
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Ranked #17 of 29 attractions in Malibu
Type: Beaches
Activities: Picnicking, Swimming
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America's Finest City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This lagoon is shallow and great for small swimmers. If you want to walk the beach to the right and look at the beautiful beach homes, it is legal to walk on the coastline near the water. Ignore the signs since all beaches in CA are public. Don't bother residents!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great beach, clean sand, good for surfing. Easy to find highway street parking if you get there early enough.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was born and raised in Santa Monica and kept my horse at my friend's house in Malibu. We used to ride our horses along the beaches of Malibu and Zuma Beach (where a lot of the Annette beach movies were filmed) and had the best time. If you are in the area of Los Angeles or Santa Monica, you... More

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Malibu, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After much controversy, the lagoon was re-engineered, re-furbished and an attempt to help it get healthy. Locals should visit--This is an important part of the eco-system not only for surf-rider beach area but all of our coast. Still waiting to see the long-term effects of what the state has done.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

First off, the picture on Trip Advisor is not Malibu Lagoon, it is a picture of Pt. Dume. They have done some extensive work on the Lagoon, so it's not quite the same as before. I like to park at Surfrider Beach, maybe a half mile south on PCH and walk the beach from the Malibu Pier around the point... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Not surprisingly, it's quite difficult to reach many parts of coastal Malibu, but this is a great exception. There are a number of places to view the wild life but we thought the platform located inside the grounds of the Adamson House was best. Just a beautiful spot.

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Santa Maria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Traveled down to LA and stopped at Malibu Lagoon State Beach for what we hoped to be a nice walk (after paying $8 to park!). The odor was telling. Then all the many dead sea creatures littering the beach. The closer we got to the lagoon the worse it smelled. A local walking on the beach told us to be... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The lagoon hosts a great variety of birds: brown pelicans are a common view on California beaches and seagulls are common almost everywhere; but here, in addition to them, we saw two kinds of plovers, some white-headed pelicans plus a lot of other birds, whose names we do not know. We are too old to even try surfing, but many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We came out to the beach for a picnic. Parked on hwy and walked in... what a nice place... people we around, surfers were out, life guard on duty... Great place to get pics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Lagoon is so beautiful. The variety and amount of birds you'll see will amaze you. It is also a bonus to be at surfrider beach. So classic California.

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