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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the beach is awesome with the tide pools, rocks to climbs, caves to explore, and things to do. Yes, the campground is beautifully set amongst the trees, a semi fast 10 min walk to the beach under the highway, semi working bathrooms that are stinky and sometimes have water, and has a beautiful trendy campground store with VERY high...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful spot. Dogs are allowed on leash. There are some big rocks and small caves off to one side which are unique. There are a lot of rocks down by the water but the beach is clean and the waves are huge.

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Carlsbad, CA
Reviewed 19 January 2017

There are 2 entrances/trailheads. One off of PCH at the beach and one off route 23 East at Decker School Road. Some parking is available at both locations. You can hike for about 12-14 miles or just take a short trip. The views of the ocean and mountains all around you are spectactular. Trails are in good shape and well...

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Thank John R
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is great. It is very hard to get a reservation; so, plan on booking 7 months out or check like a mad person for cancellations. The beach is gorgeous and dogs are allowed in one section. The campsites are awesome because it is not a typical beach campground. You are in a canyon a few minutes walk or...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Leo Carillo Beach is dog friendly, but the beach itself is not very inviting. The waves are known for breaking close to shore, so the water has eroded the shoreline. You have to climb up a small berm to get to the beach and it's very narrow with fine black, sand, which is a mess to clean up. Dogs are...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This was the most expensive campsite I've ever stayed in at 45 bucks USD. I definitely expected nicer facilities for that price. We stayed here for two nights on a tenting road trip down the highway 1. All the bathrooms and even showers smelled like sewage. Many bathrooms out of order. Showers cost a couple bucks and were sort of...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stop and meet up with friends. The Southern portion of the beach is pretty rocky which makes it difficult for wading into the water or even swimming. The Northern section was far sandier although the day we were there had considerably larger waves and a strong current. This beach was more crowded than some I've been on...

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Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We went beach camping in a tent trailer June 29- july 5. It is an awesome private site near the beach and day use area. Each site has big trees, picnic table and fire ring. There is a store for essentials and snacks. Great family campground.

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los angeles
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Can't speak for the summer months...but we visited in May and had a blast. Outside of the crows and squirrels tag teaming our campsite and crossing lines...you have everything that you could possibly need on a camping trip and the beach is only a short walk away. If you've never camped and are planning to take baby steps.... or live...

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Lethbridge, Canada
Reviewed 9 May 2015

we had a 3 night break here and were very disappointed. we had too leave after the 2nd night due to squirrel damage to our tent. the site is overrun with them and they seemed too know when you are away. the showers were cold even though we had purchased tokens. the dog beach was really nice, empty at this...

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Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
Region: United States > California > Malibu
Price Range: €24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 130
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“This is a hiking trail - NO HOTEL”
 of 5 bubbles jrodenhausen, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not bring a trailer or RV here. Tent camping only!”
 of 5 bubbles NatureLover99_11, 25 Aug 2012 | Read review
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