Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, Malibu

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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! By using our Malibu visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach and other attractions in Malibu.
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  • I wasn't expecting to stop here but because of a huge race going on in Malibu I really just wanted a beach away from a crowd so I stopped here. The cost for parking is $12.00. There are bathrooms by t...  more »
  • We enjoyed the tide pools. It was beautiful. There were lots of kids and some surfers. Check the tide charts before you go!  more »
  • If you have the time, this is another wonderful malibu beach !, as you can guess the farther out you come from the city the better it becomes.  more »

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