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“Awesome spot”

Topanga State Beach
Ranked #16 of 36 things to do in Malibu
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great waves and not crowded. Parking lot right above the beach. Good spot for young kids to explore. Lot of surfers so be careful if you like to body surf. Some very talented surfers of all ages.

Thank rob24242013
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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

This beach is the ideal surfers spot, it offers parking and a surfers only beach, yes you are not aloud in the water without a surf board. The life guards will immediately whistle you out. The beach is kinda rocky and the swell is really big. You hate on a mini peninsula so you get the waves from two angles. I would pack a lunch and bring plenty of water as there are no snack stands or food places near by.

Thank AlexanderfedericoIV
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

this area was nice. parking close to beach. nice swim area. it was a little windy and the ocean waves were high, but still a nice swim.

Thank Jacquelyn Y
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Topanga is one of my favorites; it sits right between Santa Monica and Malibu (proper) and is very easy to access without overcrowding. A swimming nook and also an area to surf all on the same terrain. If you are feeling that mid-day hunger, use the pedestrian underpass and get your fix at the Reel Inn (fresh seafood and it's great to people watch).

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Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Parking is right by the road and with a 15 second walk you are on the beach. We liked the beach a lot and enjoyed the variances it offered with parts of it having smooth rocks and another part that was mainly sandy. It was high tide when we were there so watching the surfers was nice. Saw whales in the area too so keep your eyes open. Our favorite part was discovering a woman from an area aquarium picking up sea hares and moving them further out or placing them behind rocks so as not to be washed too close to shore again that they can't get back out. The sea hares look like giant black slugs approx the size of a papaya or a little bigger. Our girls joined in and rescued quite a few themselves, which they loved immensely.

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