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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4937
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Wonderful beach for such a huge population

Malibu Beach hardly compares to my local beach in Australia, but what it offers is a beautiful place to sun bake, Take in the views of the area and of course the odd star that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2016
Wollongong, Australia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Just had a small stroll along the beach in front of the Malibu Lagoon. A very nice and quiet place to spend some time away from the craziness of the city. A good spot for surf too.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

We parked at the Malibu Pier and after checking it out for a while we decided to take a walk on the beach. It turned out to be a long, wonderful walk. We made our way down to the beach and as we walked things got better and better. It was a beautiful, warm, clear, sunny February day. The beach... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

at the beach in winter time gives you fresh air and does you good, I love the long walks at Malibu Beach, many people are out there on the weekend and you always meet friends or people you just know and have a chat at the beach, the beach is lovely to walk at, eve some parts are "under construction"/"refurbishment",... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Malibu Beach hardly compares to my local beach in Australia, but what it offers is a beautiful place to sun bake, Take in the views of the area and of course the odd star that maybe walking along the beach. Worth a visit if your staying around the LA area. Parking was a tad pricey on the weekend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I had never been to this beach before and decided to come to watch the surfers. Parking is $10 in the lot by the pier but spots were plentiful. Walked to the end of the pier and got a fairly good view of the waveriding action although it was a bit far off to the right. You can go up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Nice spot in Malibu to stop and take a walk. There is free parking and benches to sit. The walking path leads to a nice long stretch of beach. It is across the street from a nice shopping center.

1 Thank laurapoint
Jackson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

This was a nice and free stop on our Pacific Coast drive. El Matador was our favorite and the Malibu Pier was our second. This place has a lot of unique birds in the wetland area. It also had surfing and nice views of the mountains. Some areas seemed to have interrupted views of homes, a shell station and lots... More 

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Malibu, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

After years of neglect, the lagoon was finally dredged, upgraded and replanted -- but the timing couldn't have been worse because the drought prevented most of the new plants from taking root. It will be interesting to see what happens after this year's El Nino rains.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Surfers like this beach. Not me ))). Yesterday, i was in Santa Monica beach, today, on September 27, 2015, I m here. I don't know, maybe weather cause differences, but after I enjoyed Venice, and Santa Monica beaches, I would rather come back there again. Tonight is going to be a full moon also. I went in to the water... More 

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Rockville, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband and I wanted to visit at least one beach in Malibu while in the LA area, and the descriptions of Malibu Lagoon State Beach made it sound like a good choice. Reading the reviews here, I'm not entirely sure we were in the same place as some of the reviewers, because we did not find the area particularly... More 

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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