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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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  • The title of this review pretty much says it all. One of the best and most interesting parks along the coast. 
  • Can't beat the view! Mountains and cliffs and ocean....it's beautiful. I do suggest parking on side of road and walking down instead of the assigned state park and beach parking on the other side of t...  more »
  • This was the perfect spot for a morning run or a great quiet, secluded place to take in the sunrise. Nice for walks and an awesome spot to watch surfers, which was a nice treat for someone who's not f...  more »