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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
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+1 818-880-0350
08:00 - 15:00
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Takes about 10 minutes to get down to the beach and 12 inch to get back up to the road very short hiking for small children perfect.

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the trail can be challenging given how it climbs for the first 3/4 of a mile, the reward comes in the beautiful flowers in spring and the amazing views of the ocean. It is beautiful.

Thank James K
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This beach was totally ungroomed and we liked it that way. We arrived later in the day and only paid $3 to park until sunset. A Great deal! We had waited until low tide to do some beach combing but did not find much. We greatly enjoy running about and adventuring through rocks and caves to new stretches of beaches... More 

Thank Diane P
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Takes about 10 minutes to get down to the beach and 12 inch to get back up to the road very short hiking for small children perfect.

Thank Wyobio
Minneapolis, MN
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228 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Hard to find a dog beach in LA county, but one area of this beach is just perfect. Park on the ocean side of the road (might have to make a U turn on the highway) walk down the stairs and there you are. The parking lot is closed, the buildings, as they are, have deteriorated, but the dog doesn't... More 

Thank mntraveler35
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I love this beach. We spent the day there an while the girls laid out, the boys got to do some cool climbing and adventuring. There is a few really amazing beach caves you can crawl through, and one huge one that literally takes you through the rock face on to another part of the beach. Very fun day and... More 

Thank North T
Malibu, California
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The title of this review pretty much says it all. One of the best and most interesting parks along the coast.

Thank Newsdoc
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Can't beat the view! Mountains and cliffs and ocean....it's beautiful. I do suggest parking on side of road and walking down instead of the assigned state park and beach parking on the other side of the highway (unless you are camping or making a long day trip). We were just making a quick stop to get pics and they wanted... More 

Thank Dawn L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was the perfect spot for a morning run or a great quiet, secluded place to take in the sunrise. Nice for walks and an awesome spot to watch surfers, which was a nice treat for someone who's not from California.

Thank Amanda S
North Bend, Nebraska
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stopped here Thanksgiving Day for a picnic with the family. We timed the visit during low tide. My teen entertained himself with the tide pools while I basked in the sun with my book. There are a couple of small caves that become visible during low tide. Had a delightful day.

Thank Chris B
Mercer Island, Washington
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was able to park near the entrance on HWY 1, watch for cars. It was a sunny November day and there were a few surfers here, but not very big waves. Great place to stroll on the beach and it is not a very big climb back up to the highway.

Thank Robert K

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