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“Nice beach for sure” 5 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
Calgary, Canada
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214 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Nice beach for sure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Yet another great beach near Malibu, the rocky outcrops are where the start of Grease was filmed for those movie buffs.
Clean, lots of lifeguards, I suggest trying to park along the highway to save some cash.

Visited August 2014
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California, Maryland
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65 reviews
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“No better than any closer beaches in LA”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

From my research, several sites stated this beach is good for a one day beach goer. There are a lot of things to do and it worth a longer drive and it should not be crowded, I took the bait. We had to wait one half of an hour in traffic to turn in to the parking lot, the cars were line up waiting to go in. The parking fee is 12 dollars. There are 2 parking lot to take you to the beach; the first left or go straight in. We decided to drive in, the road took us under the highway and another 500 ft to the parking lot. We could not find any cave or anything else other than beach. On our way out we drove pass the first parking lot which leads to a nicer beach for walking. For us the beaches closer in to LA are as nice as this beach. For me this beach is not worth addition one half of an hour drive.

Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Views, Best Beaches, Best Trails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

You can camp, swim, scuba, fish, kitesurf, stand up paddle, surf, hike, or just sit and have a beer watching your campfire. I visit a lot, just to ride my bicycle around the camps , and under the bridge to the beach, and up to the lifeguard lookout for views. This place is a gem ! You really need to book in advance in the summer though if you want a spot. I wrote there is a fee, but if you're an adult and can safely walk to the beach from the highway, you can park on PCH. BE Careful ! It's a highway, and people are driving by in the 55 zone at 70 plus. Stay off the shoulder, walk between the cars and the land. NOT between the cars and the moving traffic. It's great here ! There is a store in the summer open. Otherwise you will need to bring everything, because the nearest store is miles away .

Visited July 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sea Caves & Tide Pools!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Wow! What a wonderful place to explore! The beach area was a bit crowded, but it was June anyway. The tide pools were incredible to explore, we saw crabs, snails, fish, mussels, birds, etc. What was really exciting were the sea caves! We'd wait for the waves to roll out to scoot through and around the crags to the next section! Before we knew it, we'd covered a huge portion of the beach! Then the rocks and mountains that we could climb to watch the waves and the pools were awesome. The life guard started shooing us away when the tides started to come in and higher (on the rocks, which become slippery - so just for our protection not to be bossy). We went to the little store in the camping area which was night and day different from the coast to the green camping area, being only a short distance away from each other! Nominal parking fee required.

Visited June 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great beach for kids and adults”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Tide pools are amazing for those with young children, and the first time I've been on a beach with lifeguards that interact with people. The only drawback is the tar which (according to the lifeguard) is naturally occurring and also from oil fields near by. Had it stuck all over our shoes and feet. Still a great beach.

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