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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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Very nice experience

It was a bit busier than we'd hoped, but was still a wonderful place to take the pups. While it's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan K
New Orleans, Louisiana
Quiet little beach

I stumbled across this beach while driving up the PCH in Malibu. Very quiet beach only 10-15 people... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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“tide pools” (35 reviews)
“low tide” (24 reviews)
“camp store” (6 reviews)
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35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
+1 818-880-0350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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
Reviewed 17 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!

2  Thank purpletabby
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

So this is quite different from city beaches. It holds its own beauty. It was a good visit but not one for a whole day. Watching the ocean hit the rocks was mesmerizing. Bathroom were not too clean but usable. A ton of surfers were...More

Thank debs476
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A friend had recommened Leo C. at low tide when the rocky outcroppings expose all sorts of creatures in the tide pools. We consulted the web for tide charts and went close to low tide hoping to see starfish. We didn't see any but did...More

1  Thank Jwkruz
Reviewed 23 August 2017

For 13 years my family & friends have camped at Leo Carrillo State Park, it is by Far the very best campsite on PCH! The campsite is large and spacious and each campsite feels comfortable enough that even with neighboring campers you don't feel like...More

Thank carolyndolin
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Beautiful sandy beaches. Water is light blue. There is plenty of space for everyone (including your dogs). The whole family plays on the sand? Soccer, football, catch, water guns, frisbee, sand castles. The waves make it difficult to jump right in, and the stones near...More

1  Thank Gabriela M
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Tiffany T | Reviewed this property |
some camp sites can only fit certain sizes. could you detach and park your pick up next to it?
Carlos M
6 August 2017|
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Response from Duffyruns | Reviewed this property |
It is easily walkable from all of the campsites. You cross under Pacific Coast Highway to get there via a path from the beach daytime parking lot.
27 June 2017|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on a leash everywhere except in the high country part of the trails.