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Fun beach

This beach is quite busy. We stopped here along our drive up the PCH from LA to San Fran. We parked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelly D
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Clean beach, nice waves and coastal views

My girlfriend and I did enjoy this beach as a stop on the PCH. It's very relaxing, has beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jordan, Canada
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One of twenty-four beaches in Malibu. Very popular with surfers.
Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4936
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is quite busy. We stopped here along our drive up the PCH from LA to San Fran. We parked alongside be road where all the cars were and it’s free. The beach was a short walk. There are bathrooms but they’re quite dirty....More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I did enjoy this beach as a stop on the PCH. It's very relaxing, has beautiful coastal views of Malibu, and nice waves for surfing or body surfing. The only negative was that once you get about waist deep in the ocean...More

Thank Jeffreeshen
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The surfing was amazing to watch. They dedicate a portion of the beach for surfers. The beach to swim was on the small side. It felt crowded even on a Monday. The access points from the street you need to walk down a sandy hill,...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love the beach, but this one really stole my heart, along with Santa Monica. It's just so peaceful. The food on Malibu Pier was absolutely gorgeous and I'm so excited to go back. At the end of the day, I sat and watched the...More

1  Thank Chiara K
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

This is the place to be if you want tranquility. Clean beach. No vendors. So be ready with your water and snacks. You can also play volleyball here. :)

Thank Weiss W
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited during a Christmas holiday and waves and surfers were not out in full force however there were a few paddle boarders around the Malibu Pier which created an even more lively picturesque setting, especially during the long sunrises and expansive sunsets.

Thank Charlesmdawe
Reviewed October 1, 2017

That was the most interesting on this stretch of beach. Some were just amazing at manoeuvring their boards with the waves. Well worth the stop.

Thank Usia2014
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Not the best beach in Malibu, but one of the better spots to sun, swim, eat and people watch. The waves are crowded so unless you can hold your own with the best be weary. Swimming is limited to the pier area, but typically it...More

2  Thank Adam A
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This beach is pretty calm below the pier, so not a lot of surfers here and excellent for playing and swimming.

Thank HnossDesign
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice beach - but as the name suggest, its best for surfers. The waves also mean that it's not good for kids. Also there are restrictions on where swimmers can go. Parking is hard, so come early if you want cheap parking.

Thank Soren_Odense
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