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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (Malibu)
Phone Number: 818 880 0350
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Ranked #16 of 38 things to do in Malibu
Activities: Picnicking, Swimming
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Activities: Picnicking, Swimming

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234 reviews 234 reviews
85 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A bit crowded for my taste. Lots going on in the water surfing (not a place to swim) prefer Zuma beach for that.The atmosphere on the beach and in the water was a little weird.A little to pumped up ...for what ???. If you are not a seasoned surfer go elsewhere,there are better places to catch a wave / lay... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are many great features of malibu, but unless you are an awesome surfer, with a tough skin, surfing is not one of them. I visited this beach in August and the surf was up. The shops in town are keen to rent to anybody and boards were flying out of the doors. BUT although there were over 200 people... More 

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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41 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It really is a beautiful place to visit. White sand beach. Tons of surfers up and down the coast. Really cool beach.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice beach, sand is white and lots of space. Lots of family. Volleyball is played. Nice pics of sunset.

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Warwick, New York
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46 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You reach the beach by following a boardwalk and sandy path that curves around a marshy area that is closed off from the wider ocean and provides protection for various wildlife and plants. Gives a relaxing view. This beach is past the major surfing area so you can swim in the shallower water; lifeguards call you in if you go... More 

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America's Finest City
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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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