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Zuma Beach

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Address: 30000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
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Was THE hidden gem of the south coast

Before the rich and famous took over the coast, there was a very "under the radar beach" just north of Pt. Dume. It is still very pretty, and only a short ride north of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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California

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California
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before the rich and famous took over the coast, there was a very "under the radar beach" just north of Pt. Dume. It is still very pretty, and only a short ride north of Malibu (for those of you doing the run up PCH... try it on a motorcycle on your way to Ventura) ...it's close enough to LA, has... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like long, wide beaches with pristine sand then you will love Zuma. Zuma has everything a great beach has except really warm water. It is a great place for families, for surfing, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, open water swimming, running, walking, building sand castles, reading, or taking a snooze in the sun. It is the headquarters for LA County's... More 

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Sacramento, California
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Zuma is a gorgeous beach. It's long, wide and watched by lifeguards. As of mid-February 2017, the pay parking lot run by the State is closed due to conditions created by the rains, but I would expect the lot to be open soon. On a Sunday of a holiday weekend we didn't have a problem finding a parking space along... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great beach. I've been going to Zumba since I was a small child and it hasn't changed much. Bathrooms are standard for all beaches up and down the California coast - stinky and cold but at least they are there and you don't have to crouch and bury or try to find a restaurant to invade. This... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is rough around the edges...dwellings worth a fortune right up to the surf line, trash here and there, and tipped over port-a-johns that have left blue and brown stains in the sand. But the receding tide leaves little pools filled with anemones, and some of the best beach combing stones to be found at any location in the... More 

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Thank Larry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice beach. Very large that feels very open even when there are hundreds of visitors. A lovely place to take your significant other to for a sunset.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice beach in a very beautiful part of the west coast. Was too cold to swim but it was a nice place to visit

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Fabulous beach, fabulous views, fabulous wildlife - tranquil, peaceful, friendly. Lose yourself here for a few hours on a glorious beach with the sound of the surf in the background. Truly beautiful

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This beach is so worth the drive. It's always clean and family friendly. If you lucky, at times you can catch them filming at the beach.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What an enormous stretch of sand. A stunning setting with only a few people out for a walk. If you like it quiet, visit at this time of year to avoid the crowds that will build when the weather is hot.

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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