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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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Camping at Leo Carillo

Spent the night at Leo Carillo in early May and was amazed by how close it was to the water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
theagapeco
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Madison, Wisconsin
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I came here with my boyfriend recently and it was a wonderful morning activity. Watching the waves... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
aroundtheworldwBri
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent the night at Leo Carillo in early May and was amazed by how close it was to the water. Facilities were clean and the gate attendant was super helpful. After surfing she even let us come back and take a shower before hitting the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank theagapeco
Reviewed 3 January 2019

I came here with my boyfriend recently and it was a wonderful morning activity. Watching the waves crash against the rocks was breath-taking and it was not crowded, which made it that much better. We drove there from Brentwood, so seeing a lot of PCH...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank aroundtheworldwBri
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Driving up the PCH through Malibu and stopped just to say we had been on the beach in Malibu. Beach not crowded at all and got some great pix of surfers braving the cold water.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

As someone who is newer to camping, this was a nice way to ease into it. Bathrooms & showers are nearby and not disgusting, cars are parked at the campground so no lugging gear a long way, and kids can ride scooters relatively safely and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jen T
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Coming from the UK - what an amazing idea to have beach State park. Such easy parking and friendly welcome. Natural beach - very empty mid-week. Look forward to returning.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 267steps
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here along our drive up the PCH from LA to San Fran. Leo Carrillo is absolutely beautiful! There are tucked away beaches amongst tall rocks. We went to a tiny, more private beach that was stunning. The beach is very clean and not busy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kellyduong
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't call this a "relaxing" beach, more of a scenic beach. There are huge waves, beautiful rock formations, and great ocean views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffreeshen
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A great beach for the family. Barbecuing, skin board, swimming, volleyball, etc. the only downfall is you have to pay for parking. Nice tide pools also

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Winkylee12
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Beautiful seaside park, great sea caves, best place to visit in Malibu IMHO...can actually see the Milky Way here at night when not foggy even with it being so close to Los Angeles...

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Dana S
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Between the rough surf, and the slipping and falling on the sharp rocks, we had an OK time, but for those of you who are not interested in surfing the waves, they are probably much better beaches in Malibu

Date of experience: August 2018
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Brandi G
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Response from Jen T | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the weekend. We went mid October on a particularly warm weekend and it was packed on the beach. The campground was pretty full as well. I don’t love crowds but it was surprisingly not too overwhelming on the... More
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W991IAalic
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Sorry we were only there for the afternoon so don't know the answer to that one.
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