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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
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(310) 457-8143

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Great place for sunset time

Nice and quite beach, it's a great place to enjoy the sunset. It's a very quite beach, there is nothing around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Barcelona, Spain
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Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive from Santa Monica to the park was the most interesting part. California is experiencing a drought, so that may have contributed to the lack of water in the lagoon. However, all we saw was a mud pit... so we turned around and drove back to Santa Monica. At least we can say we drove along the Pacific Coast.

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santa monica, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

They have done a beautiful job restoring the wetlands here. You can see many species of birds and the tidepools are beautiful. BUT I saw many people sticking their hands INTO the living tide pools and pulling things out. SOme were taking things home?! PEOPLE these are living things. Protected. this is actually a protected natural habitat. do not touch... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I went with my husband and teenagers today. The weather was wonderful and the views were stunning. It was a nice surprise how our teenagers quit texting and quit with the Snapchat for the two hours we spent walking on the beach. We had such a great time together!

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is a great little spot right off the PCH to pull over, stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery. You can look south towards Los Angeles as the coast bustles with homes and buildings, or look right in front of you at the lagoon and beach where birds and nature exist as they have always done. Sunsets are great... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Nice and quite beach, it's a great place to enjoy the sunset. It's a very quite beach, there is nothing around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Lot of birds on the Lagoon, Clean and well organized. get time to walk, and have picnic (restaurant closed by if necessary). Well documented. You can also surf and have a quite breake

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's almost unbelievable the views each of these beaches hav. Parking was good for us crowds non existent

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

we loved walking to the lagoon and beach, passing the wetlands on the way. a lovely beach and a fun place to people watch... we walked round to the main road passing the museums on the way. We also loved "house" watching... well worth a visit if you're in LA.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Long Beach with limited visitors so one can enjoy with the family. Beautiful sunset view and see row of houses of rich people

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Visited Malibu on a Sunday afternoon. It was one of those scorcher days in LA and this was a wonderful escape. So fresh and I loved the nature...it was so close to LA. I was expecting a much longer drive. The traffic was actually quite acceptable too. I can definitely see why it is as popular as it is with... More 

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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 with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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