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Dan Blocker Beach

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Address: 26000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4520

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Go a little farther north.

Just go about another seven miles north and you'll be in Zuma Beach. A much nicer place to go with plenty of surf.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
Long Beach, California

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Loved the beach the views and the waves. Great location fun to get to and uncrowded which is a huge plus for us.

1 Thank Charles V
Malibu, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

There are so many better beaches. This is a shallow beach. Low tide rocks make launching a Kayak difficult. Escondido is better and just up the road.

Thank kellyp400
Malibu, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

No beach access. You gotta walk 1/4 mile north or south to get to the beac it's nestled in between corral canyon and latigo Named in honor of "Hoss" (Dan Blocker) on the old tv show bonanza. It's a long thin stretch of beach, rocky except at lower tides. Pay parking lot, picnic tables to enjoy the highway noise and... More 

Thank SanMo
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Blocker Beach is primarily a nice view spot without active beach access - so it's a view beach spot & to be enjoyed as such. Parking is expensive, But what does it matter anyway if you're in Malibu on a fun vacation? Views are super & it's just past Pepperdine when heading North on PCH 1. Enjoy Dan's Bonanza Beach!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

As a Bonanza fan, I was eager to see the new Dan Blocker Beach & dedication plaque. However, since there is no beach access, it is basically a lookout on the PCH with an overpriced parking lot, picnic tables and restrooms. I was very dismayed to see that a fee would be required to park. This parcel of beach, supposedly... More 

Thank MuskokaBarb
North Oaks, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Very quiet and open beach. We enjoyed our time here very much.This beach is accessible and understated. We're here to give it a great rating!

Thank shaved1
Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Just go about another seven miles north and you'll be in Zuma Beach. A much nicer place to go with plenty of surf.

Thank LetsGetOut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Parking is 25 cents for every 10 minutes with a 90 minute maximum. There is no beach access and like a speed trap this could be a parking trap to raise city revenue for a little used parking lot.Citations are likely if you let the meter expire. Feed the meter while you picnic on the highway.

Thank Tom734
Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This newly opened beach "lookout" is just that, a nice place to stop, go to the bathroom and have a nice look at the beach. However there is no beach access and however much money was spent on this project seems like a waste. This access with tables, parking lot and bathrooms should have been created about a mile south... More 

Thank ZumaDawg
Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

This only has value to the lucky ones who live near it, it is not worth driving to. Try Zuma bch instead

Thank mykomyko

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