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Address: 3720 Stephen M. White Dr, Los Angeles, CA

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Simply Beautiful.

As a first time visitor of Cali, I had high expectations for the beaches and Cabrillo exceeded them! I was there at night, and even then, it was pretty serene and beautiful. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 July 2016
AndreChiCT
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Chicago, Illinois
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Malibu, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hi, Wouldn't recommend this beach at all for sunbathing or swimming as both the sand and water are not clean. Additionally as a warning to people with little kids who might play in the shallow water, I was there a few weeks ago and was bitten numerous times on my legs by something tiny (fish?) in the water, that actually... More 

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Plano, Texas
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Seemingly a local hangout, we wandered upon it and loved it! Parking is the best we found, $1 per hour. Not too crowded. But oh my, was it cold!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

As a first time visitor of Cali, I had high expectations for the beaches and Cabrillo exceeded them! I was there at night, and even then, it was pretty serene and beautiful. The water was glistening and the sand was cool. All you needed was a light hoodie and maybe a fire. I'd love to go during the day.

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Thank AndreChiCT
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Not exactly what I'd call a swimmer beach, or a shell collector, or a sun bathing...but it is less crowded than most and it's convenient if you dont want to travel far. Nice place to watch the shipping and enjoy a picnic. Pack it with you, not much nearby.

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Dodge City, Kansas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I went with a few friends had no idea there was a parking meter, a little hidden. Beach is a little dirty not many people kind of quiet. Would recommend on taking food as there aren't many options or places to get something! Kind of cold, not many sea shells!

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the beaches I went to as a child. Didn't find any sea shells or starfish. We went just to edge of water and it was cold. There were a few surfers and Buggie boards having fun with the high surf. The beach is small in the west side with nice waves. The other side is very... More 

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Thank Eileen S
Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Beach parking meter is a joke and it closes at 12 midnight so if you are here for grunions don't bother you are wasting your time. Go to another beach.

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Thank daikin
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

First visit to this beach! It's small but there enough room between parking and the water to set up shop. I would recommend it to any families with young children only because the waves are minimal and won't slam your young ones down and beat them. Very CLEAN! On set restrooms and parking is literally feet away.

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Thank Ali L
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Just below the post this is a great stop if you don't want to fight the traffic to get to the more popular areas. Plenty of room to swim and the sea walls are awesome.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

If you know about the limitations beforehand you can have a good time at Cabrillo beach. For me, it's not a beach for swimming since the harbor is next door and ships ply the waters there. Rather it's a beach for seeing ships, sea life, the harbor activity across on Terminal Island and picnicking. Do it right & you'll have... More 

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