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“A jewel”

Topanga State Beach
Ranked #21 of 52 things to do in Malibu
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Santa Monica, California
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A jewel”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

As a local who loves this beach I wish i could tell you all to stay away. This little beach is beloved by local surfers and on the other side of PCH is one of our favorite places to eat, The Reel Inn. Yes its rocky but those rocks hold tons of sea creatures to observe tide pool style. We have seen seal snails, spiney lobsters, sea cucumbers and evey a baby octopus here in the rocks. At low tide you can walk past the sea wall and see all the expensive houses on the coast. Just be cool to the locals. Worth the visit.

Visited July 2014
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malibu
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“SURF'S UP HEADS UP”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like Surfrider Beach, it's closer than Zuma but look out for surfers who are running across the road no matter what and drivers who are slamming on their brakes in a useless attempt to find parking. A few days ago we saw two barefoot surfers making a mad dash across the hot asphalt to their cars while carrying open glass bottles of beer it's gnarly dude! Above all be safe on PCH.

Visited July 2014
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Thank kmalibu
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice vistas”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

It was foggy but what a beautiful area. Nice vista, surf and good vibes. Great mountains to drive in close by. A So Cal staple and a must visit when in L.A. area

Visited September 2013
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Thank geneg855
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Portland, Oregon
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Inexpensive and Beautiful”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Abundant, affordable parking with decent bathrooms. This is a great place to watch sufers, enjoy the breeze. Far away from the city but close enough to be accessible. Away from the crowds of the Santa Monica Pier and the cost of Malibu. After a nice day at the beach, you can take a long scenic drive through Topanga Canyon.

Visited May 2013
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Titusville
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1,620 reviews
1,090 attraction reviews
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“Great sunsets, surfing and swimming”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

we stopped by to see the sunset as it is one of the few beaches where the sun sets over the ocean this time of year. the wind surfers were out in force and the sun set was awesome. A small beach, but free parking on the roadside. A little less crowded than other beaches as we found parking easily. Go for the sunsets as it is a great view reflecting off the water.

Visited April 2013
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Thank James H
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