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Zuma Beach

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Address: 30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3601
Phone Number: 310 457 9891
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California Dreamin'

We had only one day to spend on the beach during our trip in US. We decided to go to Zuma Beach. I cannot compare it with other beach but i presume that nothing can be better. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
paolovbossi
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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A good looking beach, but it's mind numbingly cold in the water. I am not sure I get the California coast, but Malibu certainly looks good.

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had only one day to spend on the beach during our trip in US. We decided to go to Zuma Beach. I cannot compare it with other beach but i presume that nothing can be better. It is simply amazing. The beach was almost empty, we could use one of the tower used by the guards as base for... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to Zuma whenever I am in LA, and this goes back to the 80's! Zuma had much less tourists than most other beaches in Greater LA, it is rather a beach frequented by Angelinos. Very clean, not too crowded and a central snackbar. The water is much clearer than further south while a bit cooler than... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is clean. Great waves for body surfing. My partner was caught in a riptide but swam with the current and was safe. He didn't know the signal for "I am safe" -and just went out again. They called him in and explained their concern and showed him a hand signal to communicate. Great Job in guarding lives!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard great things about Zuma beach, and although the scenery is breathtaking coming up Pacific Coast Highway from downtown LA, I must admit that it looks like most other beaches on the coast. If anything, Santa Monica is much nicer, but it's definitely a place to go visit.

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Thank Jonathan M
Malibu, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great surfing spot for locals but visitors should limit their visit. Clean beach no parking fees. Great waves.

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Maia, Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach to surf, no to crowded, and we also saw some Dolphins! Good water temperature, and good sand! Parking place cost 8$, but it's better to park outside!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are amazed how many people run here because of its Baywatch fame. We never do - check out Point Dume beach, you'll love it.

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Sanya, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up and down highway 1 quite a way, this was one of the best beaches, very long, good sand, plenty of parking (even spaces left by the roadside), not too busy. Saw Dolphins in the water, very clean but a bit cold, even in July !

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi guys, what to say about Malibu..this is one of the beautiful place in California. I have been there during our route to SF through the Pacific Coast Hwy..the California 1..I think that this is a place that you can't miss if you are in California..I am sure you will love it..

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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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