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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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Beautiful beach to explore

My wife and I traveled to the Malibu area in Summer 2017 in search of beautiful beach areas. Leo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mitch M
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Did not see much here on a Dec day

Came here timed during low tide time. Did not see anything particular interesting in those tide... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York, NY
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  • Average9%
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“tide pools” (36 reviews)
“low tide” (24 reviews)
“camping area” (5 reviews)
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35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2376
+1 818-880-0350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I traveled to the Malibu area in Summer 2017 in search of beautiful beach areas. Leo Carillo State Park takes one of our top spots for favorites destinations on the road trip. While the beach doesn’t feature high bluffs, it has cool...More

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here timed during low tide time. Did not see anything particular interesting in those tide pools. Did a mild rock climb up to an observation deck.

Thank gl0baltr0tter
Reviewed 25 November 2017

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 8 November 2017 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!

3  Thank purpletabby
Reviewed 13 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
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19 January 2018|
Response from gl0baltr0tter | Reviewed this property |
There is a State run parking lot on the Northbound side of Highway 1. You then walk underneath the highway to reach the caves and the tide pools.
17 December 2017|
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Response from carolyndolin | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there aren't any hotels on this stretch of PCH most are residential private homes
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?