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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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Activities: Picnicking, Swimming

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Top Beach - Right in Malibu

Wonderful location to say the least, right in the midst of things. Super beach for walking, water sports and sight seeing. Parking is a challenge, but is doable & there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
David B L
Los Angeles, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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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.

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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!

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful location to say the least, right in the midst of things. Super beach for walking, water sports and sight seeing. Parking is a challenge, but is doable & there are charges. You'll love it.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Oh and the beaches are beautiful! Stroll along the beach, bring a picnic and spend the day or have a meal at one of the ocean view restaurants and cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is outstanding beach, the view is gorgeous is giving you a sense of tranquility, the color of the water is amazing. I recommend to go there you are not going to be disappointed!!!!!!! Trust me 😉

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A beautiful beach. Beautiful area. Prefer Santa Monica nearby for shopping and dining. Many beach parking lots charge fees. You can park along hwy 1. Don't forget to see the Getty Villa museum. It's awesome.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The beach is beautiful with the mountains in the background, but when my family visited, I wish I would have taken them somewhere else, like somewhere in Orange County because there were just waaaaay too many people there, so if you plan to go, take a number. Also, driving the PCH in this area is treacherous because so many people... 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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