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Hot surfing spot in the summer if you like lefts

From Spring to Fall this spot is known for long left peeling off the point when South swells pour... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Tom R
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Santa Monica, California
Nicholas Canyon Beach

Nice beach and not a lot of people come here. Great swimming and you can almost always see sea... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2015
S e
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Malibu, California
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Jul 15, 2017
“Not very crowded”
Oct 7, 2016
“Hot surfing spot in the summer if you like lefts”
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We came along and noticed how calm this beach was compared to others so we just sat back and enjoyed the beach for a few hours. It was so pleasant and wonderful. California is so blessed to have so many awesome beaches.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed October 7, 2016

From Spring to Fall this spot is known for long left peeling off the point when South swells pour into the region. Best at low tide, early morning when winds blow off shore. Takes swells 3-18 feet but watch out for the dangerous violent shore...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Tom R
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Nicholas is a beautiful beach, secluded and clean. There is plenty of paid parking along with the standard pay machine. If you don't wanna pay, you can hike a hundred yards or so from PCH. I think it's worth the parking fee. Lifeguard station is...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Nice beach and not a lot of people come here. Great swimming and you can almost always see sea lions around. Bring your umbrella and beach blanket and enjoy the peace without the crowds.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank S e
Reviewed March 16, 2015

We just pulled off to take a few pictures - they are all postcard worthy. Wish we had had more time to spend there.

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank MGreen_53
Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We went early in the morning and it was deserted. We saw a seal and a few birds that let you get up pretty close. We were lucky enough to be the only people on the entire beach and got to take in all of...More

1  Thank gtrochelman
Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous Beach! Feel the warm sand between your toes, breeze in your hair and the smell and sounds of the Ocean! Beautiful , clean and worth the drive , romantic for anytime, for two , families, party's . Fly a kite, frisbee, no matter what...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank WSJSS
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Great beach if you like a laid-back, secluded feeling. Clean water, clean beach, decent surfing conditions and normally a few locals. You will miss the entrance if you are not looking for it.

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed April 18, 2013

There are less people on this beach than others. Has a life guard and easy access from the pay per view parking lot.The cash meters are a challenge. A nice beach to take a walk or watch the sunset. Very little activity when we visited...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank James H
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We had our wedding here back in 2005 and keep coming back every now and then when we're visiting Malibu. On our wedding days, it was in winter but so nice and warm, the dolphins came close to the beach. our guests enjoyed watching them:)...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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