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Zuma Beach

30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3601
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Beautiful, Clean and Serene

Went to this beach after the Malibu Wine Safari (10 minute drive) for a birthday photoshoot and it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Beautiful beach

We decided to take a day trip to Malibu and saw reviews on Zuma Beach. It was Friday after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice waves” (9 reviews)
“lots of parking” (13 reviews)
“body surfing” (11 reviews)
30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3601
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to this beach after the Malibu Wine Safari (10 minute drive) for a birthday photoshoot and it wasn’t crowded. The place as so clean. We found some metered parking right at the entrance. The water was beautiful. Not every LA beach is clean, trust...More

Thank jellej92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a day trip to Malibu and saw reviews on Zuma Beach. It was Friday after Thanksgiving - whether was beautiful. Views were great - sand was well maintained - beach wasn’t too crowded. Waves were great and water was clean. Nice...More

Thank Markpicc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I came here on a whim; we loaded up our car and drove from Santa Barbara. We spend the day swimming in the warm water and body surfing and had a blast. I would keep in mind that the police patrol is...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a clean relaxing beach with fewer people and nice surf, it's worth the extra drive from LA. There is a changing house/restroom. There were no lifeguards on duty when we went (a Saturday in late November). There is a pay parking...More

Thank Partera60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went a couple times during the week. Even though the weather was great there was no one there. I am told it is more crowded on the weekends. Stayed for the sunset. it was beautiful

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You want to go to Malibu, but what you don't know is you really want to go to Zuma. Miles of wide, gorgeous beach. Lots of lifeguards, lots of parking. Bathrooms, snack shops, showers. Zuma, baby, Zuma. Free Zuma if you're young, fun & single...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as crazy as the "city beaches" from Santa Monica to Long Beach. You feel like you're "away" but still convenient enough to LA. Good facilities. This is the site of the annual Malibu tri, so good swimming as well.

Thank Kenpasadena
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a quite pleasant surf beach in Malibu which we visited during the Starline Celebrity Homes Tour. It isn't of the same quality as Australian or Philippine Beaches but all the same a nice hangout place. What amazes me is that many of these...More

Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stopped at Zuma Beach after hiking up Solstice Canyon on a very hot day. This is a lovely beach, but the surf was too crazy for us to swim. However we were able to cool off.

Thank willkommenhof
Reviewed 24 October 2017

As we were going up the Pacific Coast Highway we found large public parking lots next to the beach which made it easy to reach. The beach was clean and a great place to soak up the sun and check out the surf.

Thank erodrig26
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
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24 June 2017|
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Response from MikeinMalibu | Reviewed this property |
I have never done this, I do not think it is allowed
21 March 2017|
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Response from santamonica17 | Reviewed this property |
i believe that you need to get a permit from the city of malibu. good luck
15 August 2016|
Response from Barry K | Reviewed this property |
No. You can walk your dog along the road and through the parking lot all the way to Point Dume, but you cannot go on the sand or walk along the shoreline with your doggies. The only dog friendly beach up there is Oxnard... More