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Topanga State Beach

18700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5525
+1 310-394-3266
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Another deserted beach

toping state beach is just down the road from Malibu beach. As we visited very early in the morning... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
bl0ndie72
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Alternative to the craziness of Venice

Alternative to the craziness of Venice. Perhaps an “AltVen”? Downside it is in the midst of the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
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  • Average8%
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“easy parking” (2 reviews)
“parking lot” (3 reviews)
“surfers” (13 reviews)
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18700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5525
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

toping state beach is just down the road from Malibu beach. As we visited very early in the morning it was still deserted. Very easy to park there too. A lovely white sandy beach.

Thank bl0ndie72
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Alternative to the craziness of Venice. Perhaps an “AltVen”? Downside it is in the midst of the raceway called the Pacific Coast Highway or PCH. Great beach. But if you have time venture further up PCH to Zuma or Leo Carrillo. Topanga State Beach is...More

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Topanga State Beach is easily accessible from Hwy 1 and even on the Sunday we visited you can get parking at the side of Hwy 1. It’s a beautiful beach, it is rocky so wear beach shoes. Well worth a visit and less crowded than...More

Thank motorcar1
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Highly accessible, few people, great views! Yes, the 1 highway is busy with a stream of traffic, but just walk down the path and the highway noise just goes away!!

Thank 41Wahine
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great alternative to most of the busy state run beaches in the area. This is just down the PCH from Will Rogers State Beach and is smaller and more intimate. The beach is VERY clean, but is far rockier than most public beaches, and is...More

Thank Warnerdang
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Some beaches along PCH are very dangerous to get to and some are just a breeze. This is one of the easier beaches to get to. Very nice beach on the PCH and this should be an easy spot to get to. We only stayed...More

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I crawled in here after a suffer-fest bike ride in the heat of the Santa Monicas. There was easy parking on the PCH, but there is also parking lot parking available.On a Monday afternoon the beach was pretty empty, may 15-20 people. There were some...More

1  Thank Unpossible
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great waves and not crowded. Parking lot right above the beach. Good spot for young kids to explore. Lot of surfers so be careful if you like to body surf. Some very talented surfers of all ages.

Thank rob24242013
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This beach is the ideal surfers spot, it offers parking and a surfers only beach, yes you are not aloud in the water without a surf board. The life guards will immediately whistle you out. The beach is kinda rocky and the swell is really...More

Thank AlexanderfedericoIV
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

this area was nice. parking close to beach. nice swim area. it was a little windy and the ocean waves were high, but still a nice swim.

Thank Jacquelyn Y
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