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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, Malibu
(3.9/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Explore the sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and sea caves of Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. Long appreciated by photographers and directors alike, the beach has featured in films such as "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects." At low tide you can explore the tide pools and their abundant marine life, including octopuses, sea hares, and colorful nudibranchs. Surfers will enjoy taking advantage of the waves in this popular spot, while hikers can explore the surrounding cliffs. This is one of two dog-friendly beaches in LA, so if you're traveling with your four-legged friend, bring them along! Make Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach part of your personalized Malibu itinerary using our Malibu vacation route planner.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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, ...  more »
  • 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 site...  more »