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“Beautiful!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach
Ranked #10 of 52 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Red Bank, New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

All the beaches in Malibu were beautiful and each different from the other. California was a great place to visit with my little dog as most areas are pet friendly. Loved our stay here and enjoyed all the beaches and landscape!

Visited April 2013
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“Visit at low tide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

A very rocky beach but interesting sea life at low tide. Due to the rocks and configuration of the landscape there are tidal pools that are fun to explore especially, young children. It would be good to wear some type of water shoe to protect from the sharp rocks. There is a cave and various rocks that provide nice splashing from the waves on a windy day. You can park on the east side of PCH and walk under the highway via a tunnel.They give you 20 minutes free to check the place out. There are better sand beaches in the area, but this has a combination of ingredients that make it attractive. Camping is also available.
Leo Carrillo was the sidekick to the Cisco Kid...Poncho, back in the day. He was instrumental in getting San Simeon donated to the state as a park. Oh Cisco! Oh Poncho!...If you know what this is from you are 60+ or watch old TV shows.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Gorgeous beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This beach is beautiful. I suggest you take a day to explore. There is a cave, the bluffs, and the endless beauty of the shoreline. Great tide pool exploring on low tide days, but please do not pick up any of the sea life & please teach your kids to respect them. Go up onto the bluffs for a breathtaking look of the ocean. There is also a camping area. Parking fee, for day use or park along PCH.

Visited April 2013
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Valencia
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“Explore the sea creatures, sand and surf!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

Nice sand, however the rocks you must walk over to get to the ocean seemed annoying at first. Then realized that sea creatures lived in between and on the rocks. There were tide pools with starfish and sea anemones all around. You could also find many shells especially when tide is low.

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“Wonderful hidden gem for camping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Love to be able to ride a bike around and go under the PCH highway via the tunnel to be right on the beach. The campgrounds can really vary to being in direct sun to heavy tree canopy. It used to be much better system to book a campstie and now everyone has to book it on the same day at the start of the year. Showers are hot - bring your quarters and restrooms are pretty clean but in the summer can be overused in between cleaning. Noise can travel as in any campground but this one being so close to the beach is speacial. there is also a waterfall to hike to at the back of the campground. Follow the road all the way to the back past the boy scouts area and follow the trail. You will wind past a dry or wet creek and cross a creekbed of rocks. The waterfall is at the end- not all that far and worth the time spent. You can see little fish and baby frogs too.

Visited August 2012
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