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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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Address: 35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
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Great to watch surfers

This was the perfect spot for a morning run or a great quiet, secluded place to take in the sunrise. Nice for walks and an awesome spot to watch surfers, which was a nice treat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Amanda S
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Minneapolis, MN
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to find a dog beach in LA county, but one area of this beach is just perfect. Park on the ocean side of the road (might have to make a U turn on the highway) walk down the stairs and there you are. The parking lot is closed, the buildings, as they are, have deteriorated, but the dog doesn't... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this beach. We spent the day there an while the girls laid out, the boys got to do some cool climbing and adventuring. There is a few really amazing beach caves you can crawl through, and one huge one that literally takes you through the rock face on to another part of the beach. Very fun day and... More 

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Malibu, California
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The title of this review pretty much says it all. One of the best and most interesting parks along the coast.

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Can't beat the view! Mountains and cliffs and ocean....it's beautiful. I do suggest parking on side of road and walking down instead of the assigned state park and beach parking on the other side of the highway (unless you are camping or making a long day trip). We were just making a quick stop to get pics and they wanted... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This was the perfect spot for a morning run or a great quiet, secluded place to take in the sunrise. Nice for walks and an awesome spot to watch surfers, which was a nice treat for someone who's not from California.

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North Bend, Nebraska
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stopped here Thanksgiving Day for a picnic with the family. We timed the visit during low tide. My teen entertained himself with the tide pools while I basked in the sun with my book. There are a couple of small caves that become visible during low tide. Had a delightful day.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was able to park near the entrance on HWY 1, watch for cars. It was a sunny November day and there were a few surfers here, but not very big waves. Great place to stroll on the beach and it is not a very big climb back up to the highway.

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San Jose, California
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Our family gathers here annually to enjoy the Halloween weekend. Dog-friendly beach, camping areas to accommodate large groups (such as ours), recently installed electrical hook-ups on several sites, small store, coin-op showers, the usual State Park services. Some sites more "private" , some wide open for large tent/RV combo camping for family and friends such as ours. Lots of trees,... More 

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Glendale, California
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a great place to camp just north of LA. It is also great for a day trip. The campgrounds are in a canyon north of the beach. It has large flat sites shaded by Sycamore trees. A mix of dry sites and sites with hook-ups. Hot pay showers. There were a mix of Tenters, Trailers and RVs. Fire... More 

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780 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Getting to understand that each of these beaches are unique but also offer the same fantastic views and are uncrowded

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