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Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
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All reviews shore birds watch the birds state beach nice walk adamson house on the rocks parking lot the pacific ocean surfers surfing pch exploration waves path coast picnic stone
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This place was quite a find. For a reasonable parking fee (as little as $3 for one hour or $12 for all day), you have access to a lovely stroll around the lagoon (lots of birds to be seen) with plenty of benches and picnic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KatrinaPa
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Nice and quite beach, plenty of cheap parking. Beach is a 5 min walk from car park. Not as busy as some of the beaches we passed - a couple of porta-loos if you get caught short. Plenty of waves for surfing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank epic9990
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Great warm sunny destination for travelers and locals fun for people of all ages. Great waves not to crowded nice place to relax and stare at the ocean

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 648julianm
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I came here with my service dog at about 11 am on October 5th, 2018. I was promptly denied access by a lifeguard after paying for parking. I asserted to the lifeguard my dog is a service dog and I could even provide paperwork in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We love to go here and in the evenings watch the fish jump and skip across the water. At times is seems as if they're racing each other and look like a stone skipping across the water. It's a nice walk to view the lagoon...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Really beautiful part of the Cali coastline. Tough descent but worth it to go to each below. Sand is clean and clear

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laurie K
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect beach ‼️🌴 We loved the short walk from the parking lot to the beach ;saving a dollar on all day parking ‼️ Eleven dollars ‼️ Perfect place for a picnic or a stroll down the beach Plenty of beautiful birds to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PCYC869
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The water was so nice and the waves of moderate proportions. The lagoon is off limits but watching the birds was very interesting. We spent a nice afternoon swimming and relaxing on this beach. The Malibu Village is right across the parking lot on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ForeverCharmed
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Good sandy beach for swimming. Moderate size waves. Good for families. The walk to the beach is interesting, going thru marshland (no mosqiutos is a plus!) with plenty of shore birds doing their thing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maggiegust
Reviewed June 12, 2018

I'm a fan! First time in Malibu and drove from Northridge. Enjoyed the view en route here too. I like the lagoon and the restored path. The beach was awesome, quiet (on a weekday in Spring when we went). Would love to go back.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MrsWayfarer
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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
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Melinda C
February 1, 2018|
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Response from DayTrip597326 | Reviewed this property |
8 dollars for whole day and yes one side for swimming/other for surfing
Sara S
July 28, 2017|
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Response from R5259XVjohnm | Reviewed this property |
No there but you can up the road about 12-15 miles at a place called sycamore beach
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Please help me plan a day in Malibu (7 Replies)
Hi, I'm looking for some advice on planning a day trip to Malibu - it will be May, and we are staying in Santa Monica and will have a car. I would like to spend a full day in Malibu doing a number of short hikes - I've been reading tonnes about hiking in the area and there are so many options I need some help to prioritise! On my list I've got Point Mugu, Point Dume, Zuma Beach, Leo Carrillo Beach, Malibu Creek State Park, Solstice Canyon... far too many for one day I think? I'd...More
January 26, 2018|
Response fromdrill-n-fill|
Of all those, Pt Mugu State Park is my favorite as it’s virtually in my backyard.... but from the other side. The views from some of the trails are the best in Southern California. I think you have chosen some good areas but are also correct in thinking you chose too many. Stick to the areas closer to Malibu like Topanga and Pt Duke. Nobody will care if you’re wearing hiking clothes, by the way.