Westward Beach at Point Dume

Westward Beach Road runs at the base of sea cliffs that jut out into the ocean at Point Dume. The public beach adjoins Westward Beach Road and the parking lot. Point Dume is quieter than Zuma Beach because it’s farther from the highway. The beach is fairly narrow, so even without a beach wheelchair you can enjoy […]

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Nicholas Canyon Beach

Nicholas Canyon is located between two more popular Malibu beaches (zuma and leo carillo) on an easy to miss spot off PCH, Nicholas Canyon is a great place to get a little further away from the crowds. This spot is known to surfers as Zeros and is primarily a left hand point break during summer’s […]

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Leo Carrillo State Park

Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking. Junior Rangers and campfire programs are offered during the summer.  The Visitor Center has interpretive displays on tidepools and gray whales. […]

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Zuma Beach

Los Angeles County’s largest beach is Zuma Beach with open hours of operation from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. It served as the background for many films and movies, including Baywatch and I Dream of Jeanie. Zuma is known as one of the cleanest beaches around with waves that are ideal for surfers and swimmers […]

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Malibu Surfrider Beach

The original name of this beach was Malibu Lagoon State Beach, but the newly revised name of this beach says it all. It is a surfer’s dream, and for that reason, it’s probably the best place to ride the waves with experienced boarders. In 2010, this beach was designated the first World Surfing Reserve due […]

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Topanga State Beach

Topanga State Beach comprises half of the Topanga State Park. Concession food stands are available, along with two paid parking lots that range from $3.00-$10.00 based on the season’s demand. Swimming, surfing, fishing and kayaking are popular during the summer time. On a clear day, kick back on your blanket and peek around for views […]

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El Matador State Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach, El Matador State Beach attracts many beach goers on hot weekend days. A steep dirt trail goes down to some stairs, which makes this location inaccessible for the handicapped. The views from the upper cliffs are incredible, looking […]

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El Pescador State Beach

El Pescador State Beach, which means “the fisherman” in Spanish, is a favorite location for surf-fishing and bodyboarding. The beach is long and crowds are minimal. On busy weekends the parking lot may be full, but there is still plenty of space on the beach. The good waves at El Pescador make it a favorite […]

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Lechuza Beach

The State Coastal Conservancy granted the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority funds to acquire this spectacular beach property in Malibu, near Matador State Beach. The beach includes exquisite rock formations and views northward up the coast. Directions: From Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, take Broad Beach Road southeast. Broad Beach Road connects with Pacific Coast […]

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Point Dume State Beach

Point Dume State Beach features headlands, cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access. The beach is presently operated by Los Angeles County, which also operates Zuma County Beach. These facilities are noted for swimming, surfing, scuba diving and fishing. Point Dume is a perfect place to watch for California gray whales during the December to mid April […]

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