Zuma Beach
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Live out the California dream of surf, sand, and sun at one of Los Angeles’ finest beaches. Besides being a popular filming location, Zuma Beach is known for its clean water conditions and excellent surf. It’s also an ideal spot to see dolphins and California sea lions frolicking in the waters during the warm summer months. With 1.8 miles of beach frontage, this seaside gem affords plenty of space for you to play frisbee, people-watch, try kite-flying, or simply enjoy a picnic. There are food stands selling snacks and drinks at each end of the beach. – Tripadvisor
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Neighborhood: Malibu
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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troybecca
Denver, CO33 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Had a great day surfing and boogie boarding while visiting the area. Be aware that most bathrooms are closed. The only one we found open was behind the snack shack at lifeguard station 4. It has decent outdoor showers but stalls need cleaning. Parking was $15 (or free on PCH).
Written August 14, 2022
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,263 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I’m not sure if I was beached out, but I was disappointed by Zuma Beach. It seems to be the beach made to host a large number of people. When I visited it was after some bad storms, so it was covered in seaweed and sea foam. They also had piles of sand waiting to be pushed out to deal with the erosion from all the rain. There is a nice path along the edge of the beach and the parking lot. The lot costs, but there is also parking along PCH which is free.
Written January 11, 2023
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Ingo Schmökel
19 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Parking there costs USD 10,00 - That's the only bad thing.
The area is known as california riviera... wonderful.
Many original scenes of Baywath (with David Hasselhoff) were filmed there.
Laying in the sand i'm dreaming from Erika Eleniak and Carmen Electra with my wife by my side ;-)
There are restrooms to your needs and much, much place!
Written July 24, 2023
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Caroline L
Los Angeles, CA2,322 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Have always loved coming to Zuma beach no matter the time of year. It’s always a reliably clean beach. You can park for free on PCH and the beach is long and wide open. It’s usually pretty windy so good chance you’ll see windsurfers riding the waves. Bathrooms were open and decent.
Written April 18, 2022
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6killer67
San Antonio, TX72 contributions
Aug 2022
Great beach with easy access and friendly locals. I felt safe parking our car within eye shot and leaving our belongings on the beach while we played in the water. We enjoyed watching the locals surf and everyone was so friendly. We enjoyed our day at Zuma Beach!
Written August 2, 2022
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jak834
madison,wi23 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful beach. But I stay by the #5 or 6 lifeguard stations up towards the #10 or more at west end of Zuma beach. If I walk by the water from #1 to #5 I usually get oil globs on my feet or shoes. Messy to get off. Don’t know why it’s different in those areas that close together.
You can park on the highway for free. Usually some spots open. If not then you can go into the paid parking area.
Written August 8, 2021
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MidwestLiketoTravel
Midwest434 contributions
Feb 2022
We were impressed with how large, clean, and comfortable this beach felt and looked. Lots of families on a beautiful SoCal Friday afternoon. Planned to stay a short while but ended up there until sunset. Not all bathrooms were open on Friday and no food either, but all was good for us.
Written February 23, 2022
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LisaW
Pontiac, IL42 contributions
Dec 2019
We went to Zuma Beach toward sunset and got some beautiful pictures. The girls were so excited to see the home on the beach were some of Hanna Montana was filmed. Nice sand to walk the beach and some in wet suits braved the water to body surf, etc.- fun to watch!
Written January 7, 2020
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CanadaCrew
Halton Hills, Canada92 contributions
Aug 2022
Incredible beach. It's huge! My son and I spent hours having fun in the waves. Depending on weather/conditions, be careful. The ocean had a strong undertow the day we were there. Lots of lifeguards and rescue around the area though. Very clean surroundings. Would go back again.
Written November 28, 2022
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,489 contributions
Aug 2019
The beach is a mix of rocky and nice sandy areas. Likely one of the three best beaches in Greater LA. My three favourites being Huntington Beach, Santa Monica Beach, and Zuma Beach. The sandy portion has good depth, nice clean beach sand, and is well-maintained.
Written August 7, 2019
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