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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
+1 818-880-0350
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We were lucky to get a spot here Labor Day weekend. It is Malibu so of course beaches are... read more

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carrieand4
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Whittier, California
Check the tide chart!

Fun place to go tide pooling, but check the tides. There are caves to explore. The beach has areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron C
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35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
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"tide pools"
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"low tide"
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"great place to camp"
in 5 reviews
"hermit crabs"
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"sea creatures"
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"great dog"
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"hook ups"
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"bathrooms and showers"
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"cisco kid"
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"ventura county"
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"follow the road"
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"hiking trails"
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"on the rocks"
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"running water"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to get a spot here Labor Day weekend. It is Malibu so of course beaches are beautiful. We had a site nestled in the canyon. Our kids loved it here….skateboard rides to store for ice cream, good campfire program, beaches perfect for...More

Thank carrieand4
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to go tide pooling, but check the tides. There are caves to explore. The beach has areas of rock and some areas to the south that are more Sandy. There is some parking along the road. There is also parking within the state...More

Thank Ron C
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My wife and I traveled to the Malibu area in Summer 2017 in search of beautiful beach areas. Leo Carillo State Park takes one of our top spots for favorites destinations on the road trip. While the beach doesn’t feature high bluffs, it has cool...More

Thank Mitch M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Came here timed during low tide time. Did not see anything particular interesting in those tide pools. Did a mild rock climb up to an observation deck.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

It was a bit busier than we'd hoped, but was still a wonderful place to take the pups. While it's only pet-friendly for a certain section of the beach (above lifeguard station 3), there was still plenty of space for play. The rocks & tide...More

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I stumbled across this beach while driving up the PCH in Malibu. Very quiet beach only 10-15 people there. Stunning views clean beach. I visited in early November around 10 in the morning.

1  Thank demitraokc
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I wasn't expecting to stop here but because of a huge race going on in Malibu I really just wanted a beach away from a crowd so I stopped here. The cost for parking is $12.00. There are bathrooms by the camp ground and bathrooms...More

1  Thank lcjt01
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the tide pools. It was beautiful. There were lots of kids and some surfers. Check the tide charts before you go!

3  Thank purpletabby
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you have the time, this is another wonderful malibu beach !, as you can guess the farther out you come from the city the better it becomes.

1  Thank MikeinMalibu
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Check the tide table before your visit. At very low tides the rocks and sea life are exposed and the tide pools are fascinating. At high tide it is fun to swim, just beware of the rocks. Great for picnicking and beach combin.

1  Thank Cavydad
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Michelle W
30 January 2018|
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Response from lcjt01 | Reviewed this property |
The little crabs are real and cool to see
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Judyb394
18 January 2018|
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Response from gl0baltr0tter | Reviewed this property |
There is a State run parking lot on the Northbound side of Highway 1. You then walk underneath the highway to reach the caves and the tide pools.
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mtmyl
17 December 2017|
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Response from carolyndolin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there aren't any hotels on this stretch of PCH most are residential private homes
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