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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  • My wife and I traveled to the Malibu area in Summer 2017 in search of beautiful beach areas. Leo Carillo State Park takes one of our top spots for favorites destinations on the road trip. While the be...  more »
  • Came here timed during low tide time. Did not see anything particular interesting in those tide pools. Did a mild rock climb up to an observation deck.  more »
  • When stopped, has become a rock on the beach here is just go to the rocks at low tide, while bubbling over with friends who had played for a while.
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  • Awesome tide pools and fun cliffs to climb. The caves are a blast as well for they offer some great photo opportunities.
  • The best time with my teens girls and adult sons. Love to watch the sunset.
  • This is my favorite beach, with clean water, not heavily populated and very relaxing.
  • I've been in LA for over a decade, Leo Carrillo is in my top 3 favorite beaches. LC offers many different views, vistas, tide pools to explore and sun rays to soak up. Intimate vibe.
  • Great beach to bring your dog (North of Life Guard Tower 3). Wasn't too crowded and the waves were great for the pooch to play in. Parked in the lot for $12. Might be worth buying the annual pass if you go to a lot of state parks and beaches. Will definitely be back.

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