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Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, Malibu

(3.9/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Takes about 10 minutes to get down to the beach and 12 inch to get back up to the road very short hiking for small children perfect.  more »
  • Hard to find a dog beach in LA county, but one area of this beach is just perfect. Park on the ocean side of the road (might have to make a U turn on the highway) walk down the stairs and there you ar...  more »
  • I love this beach. We spent the day there an while the girls laid out, the boys got to do some cool climbing and adventuring. There is a few really amazing beach caves you can crawl through, and one h...  more »