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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For whatever reason, people with RV's keep putting Clorox/Ajax/Bleach around their tires. I hear it's to stop ants from getting into their RV. ants. In nature. Then they don't clean it up. They leave it in the parking pad. So then we show up with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

We drove down Route 23 from Thousand Oaks and arrived at Leo Carrillo at around 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. Despite the lack of parking on Pacific Coast Highway, we were pleasantly surprised when the camping parking lot folks told us there was parking directly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

My wife and I camped here in a 27 ft class A motorhome. We had electric and water hookups, no sewer. Had site 133, but trees to low to get in, so luckily we could move to 137, right across from a bathroom. Bathrooms were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank lost_bobcat
Reviewed June 22, 2019

We took our dogs...must wear good sneakers to get down the winding, narrow, rocky ‘staircase’ to the beach. Once on the beach you navigate a lot of large rocks but the sand itself is fine. Dogs are in heaven, running in and out of the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Leo Carrillo still a beautiful beach after Mosley fire destroyed some of the buildings and landscape, it is closed now but people parked alongside the road and walk down to the clean beach and friendly dog area.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank 492myrnag
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Went here on a Tuesday in late March. Only a few others there, none within shouting distance. Beautiful beach with a large sandy area to lay out if you walk past the rocks.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

This beach has paid parking and a nice shore to walk on. It isn't as rocky as some of the Malibu beaches. There are several tide pools that you will see little fish, sea anemone and we even saw a small octopus. It's an enjoyable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

Spent the night at Leo Carillo in early May and was amazed by how close it was to the water. Facilities were clean and the gate attendant was super helpful. After surfing she even let us come back and take a shower before hitting the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank theagapeco
Reviewed January 3, 2019

I came here with my boyfriend recently and it was a wonderful morning activity. Watching the waves crash against the rocks was breath-taking and it was not crowded, which made it that much better. We drove there from Brentwood, so seeing a lot of PCH...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank aroundtheworldwBri
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Driving up the PCH through Malibu and stopped just to say we had been on the beach in Malibu. Beach not crowded at all and got some great pix of surfers braving the cold water.

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 8, 2018|
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Response from Jen T | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the weekend. We went mid October on a particularly warm weekend and it was packed on the beach. The campground was pretty full as well. I don’t love crowds but it was surprisingly not too overwhelming on the... More
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Sorry we were only there for the afternoon so don't know the answer to that one.
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