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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, Malibu

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State Park
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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  • While the trail can be challenging given how it climbs for the first 3/4 of a mile, the reward comes in the beautiful flowers in spring and the amazing views of the ocean. It is beautiful.  more »
  • For swimming in the Malibu coast. I had to approach in a fashionable swimsuit. Nekoronndari on a quiet beach or be eqipped is local style. Coast of the United States because drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
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  • This beach was totally ungroomed and we liked it that way. We arrived later in the day and only paid $3 to park until sunset. A Great deal! We had waited until low tide to do some beach combing but di...  more »