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Westward Beach

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Address: Westward Beach Drive and Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

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Really great place to visit

We visited this beach on recommendation from a friend and are so pleased we did. The weather was great so made our time spent on the beach even better. Lovely sand and clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
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Chelmsford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited this beach on recommendation from a friend and are so pleased we did. The weather was great so made our time spent on the beach even better. Lovely sand and clean beach. We had lunch at The Sunset which I will review separately so valet parked with them but there appeared to be plenty of other parking. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Most people go to Zuma, but this beach is just as great. Parking limited on the road, but paid parking area available. There is a restaurant close by called The Sunset with good food. Bathrooms are available and clean. I ride my bicycle here every day or 2 and many people walk this stretch , both on the road and... More 

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Malibu, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great place if you're looking for a place to rest and spend the afternoon. The waves are pretty big too, so if you're looking for a place to surf this might be a good location for you. Parking is fairly easy.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Perfect beach if you want go and relax, not to many people as everyone goes to main Zuma Beach. Beautiful views and very relaxing atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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434 reviews 434 reviews
50 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Westward is an extension of Zuma Beach, extending about a mile from the southern edge of Zuma Beach. You can easily walk the entire beach from the north end of Zuma to the southern end of Westward. There is a road (Westward Beach Rd.) that connects to PCH at southern end just south of the traffic light at Busch Dr.... More 

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Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My son attends college in Southern California and when we were visiting him he suggested we go to Malibu. I found a recommendation for Westward Beach in a tour book. It was a breezy yet beautiful Sunday in late March. Arrived at 11:00 am. Easy to park on the street. Walked as far to the left of the beach as... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you are meeting friends at the beach, Zuma is easiest for parking and meeting point. It's harder to find an available free parking space here than at Zuma. There are also less restroom facilities available here than at Zuma.

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Malibu, California
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Insider's tip- if you are capable of walking a bit on a nice paved road, park by the Sunset Restaurant (free!) and walk in. I personally refuse to pay to park (Unless of course I was traveling with small kids or a bunch of things to carry- then by all means- pay!) During January to May whales come in very... More 

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Malibu
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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I must confess I avoid Malibu's beaches on summer weekends as the crowds are beyond comprehension, but weekdays and even weekends throughout the fall, winter, and most of the spring are a true joy. You'll see whales, dolphins surfing (yes, really), sea lions, and all manner of sea bird. Surfers abound. No charge for street parking, but there is a... More 

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Titusville
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951 helpful votes 951 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Comparing beaches and the value this is a top beach for the family. It is clean has lifeguards, parking fee, of course, that is checked regularly. The sand is nice and dolphin can be seen from shore if you keep an eagle eye out. Kids love it. on a windy day the waves are gorgeous.

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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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