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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
Phone Number: 818 880 0350

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Malibu beach runs for about 12 miles (20 km) and its southern end is about 20 miles from Santa Monica. You can drive to it from Santa Monica along the Coast Highway 1 (El Camino... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2016
Sydney, Australia

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Limburg Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved Malibu. When you enter Malibu there is a sign saying '27 miles of scenic beauty'. That's exactly our experience. The beaches, the beautiful villas, the surfers,... Everyone who visits LA, should take a day to see Malibu as well.

Thank OzTn
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Malibu beach runs for about 12 miles (20 km) and its southern end is about 20 miles from Santa Monica. You can drive to it from Santa Monica along the Coast Highway 1 (El Camino Real) or go north west on highway 101 from which there are many roads going to the coast. We used Los Virgines which takes you... More 

Thank jmeem42016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice beach with beautiful view of the lagoon entering.. Nice ocean ...freezing as always but also full of people surfing..from kids to adults.. Just be careful...just few parking spaces available...

Thank Elena F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Beautiful beach with surprisingly few people given it is August and the sun is shining. Worth walking up and down and admiring the stunning villas overlooking the beach. A little corner of paradise.

Thank Francesca_in_London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We stopped by here after having breakfast at the Malibu Country Mart, which is pretty much across the street. Parking in the lot was available on Fri. morning but full when we left before noon. There's a bit of a walk around the lagoons to get to the beach. It was busy when we were there, with a surf camp... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We walked up and down the beach after eating at Paradise Cove Café. The view of the water is beautiful. It was a 100 degree day and the water was so cold. The waves brought in a lot of kelp so it was somewhat dirty.

Thank kirbyfive
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was a really interesting place. As you pull up you wonder, if this is place is worth getting out. At first glance you see a few pools of water and the ocean in the distance. When you walk around their are signs that explain why the pools form and the wildlife attracted to them. As you walk further down... More 

Thank Gabe G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice little walk would be good for a day trip for the family. Found the beach clean and a great view.

Thank Andy B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

My wife and I visit Malibu lagoon whenever we are in LA…lots of shore birds and water birds at this site…plus a beautiful beach and popular surfing site. Today we saw gulls, cormorants, great blue heron, snowy egret, osprey, royal tern, surf scoter, coot, marbled godwit, American wigeon, pelican, scaup, coot, common merganser. Previous visits we have seen plovers and... More 

Thank ManjidelMondo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

9 o'clock on a breezy but bright Saturday morning. I've been down to the lagoon several times, but have never written a review about it. This particular guided water bird walk (2 hours) was very enjoyable, but what has really impressed me this year is how the renovation work has not just improved the site for visitors (boardwalks and paths),... More 

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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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