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Zuma Beach, Malibu

(4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
One of the most popular beaches in the greater Los Angeles area, Zuma Beach attracts swimmers, surfers, fishers, and beachgoers alike with reliable waves and smooth sands. Part of Malibu's famous coastline, the beach stretches along the Pacific Ocean and is backed by mountains and foothills. You can hit the waves on a surfboard or body-board and then soak up the sun on sand renowned for its cleanliness. Though lifeguards are on duty during the day, you need to be careful at all times in the water; rip currents can be very strong. To visit Zuma Beach on your holiday in Malibu, and find out what else Malibu has to offer, use our Malibu trip itinerary builder.
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  • As a general rule: avoid public beaches: impossible to be quiet between the hordes of latinos and their kids who yell has 2 meters, their music and their disrespect, and the population that does not have a spend a moment of relaxation. However this one is wide so it can allow you to find a secluded corner. After a lot of people don't pay the $ 6 parking despite the threat of removal of the vehicle which is unbearable when you respect and you pay to at least be quiet... in the end: will a paradise cove: it is day and night in terms of quality of the environment
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  • Right off the Pacific Coast Hwy, a great cove beach for all ages. Good for volleyballers, surfers, and kids with parents.  more »
  • It was very nice and quite. Way less crowded than Santa Monica but it is less garnished like it doesn't have a bike trail or beach benches. I want in April and it was still too cold to swim  more »