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Westward Beach

Westward Beach Drive and Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Type: Beaches
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Malibu, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Valley Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

During our stay in Malibu, this was most defintely the best, cleanest, wide open beach we visited. Lots of beach, quiet, very beautiful and huge waves.

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west hills, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is my go- to beach. Just make sure to buy a parking ticket at the machine if the parking booth is not open. They love to give tickets here. Dolphins are seen frequently. Water is always cold but sand is great.

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