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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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Great to watch surfers

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Amanda S
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Malibu, California
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Newsdoc
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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North Bend, Nebraska
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our family gathers here annually to enjoy the Halloween weekend. Dog-friendly beach, camping areas to accommodate large groups (such as ours), recently installed electrical hook-ups on several sites, small store, coin-op showers, the usual State Park services. Some sites more "private" , some wide open for large tent/RV combo camping for family and friends such as ours. Lots of trees,... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great place to camp just north of LA. It is also great for a day trip. The campgrounds are in a canyon north of the beach. It has large flat sites shaded by Sycamore trees. A mix of dry sites and sites with hook-ups. Hot pay showers. There were a mix of Tenters, Trailers and RVs. Fire... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Getting to understand that each of these beaches are unique but also offer the same fantastic views and are uncrowded

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Berkeley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My dog loves the beach and so do I, but unfortunately there are not many dog friendly beaches in LA. After reading reviews I came across this beach and me and the pooch decided to check it out. The area accessible to dogs is towards the Ventura County line, so you have to travel pretty far out to access it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good beach with what seemed like a million rocks. Lots of beginning surfers. Lots of wave pools with hermit crabs and such.

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