Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, Malibu

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Beach · Hidden Gem · State Park
Explore the sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, and sea caves of Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. Long appreciated by photographers and directors alike, the beach has featured in films such as "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects." At low tide you can explore the tide pools and their abundant marine life, including octopuses, sea hares, and colorful nudibranchs. Surfers will enjoy taking advantage of the waves in this popular spot, while hikers can explore the surrounding cliffs. This is one of two dog-friendly beaches in LA, so if you're traveling with your four-legged friend, bring them along! By using our Malibu visit planner, you can arrange your visit to Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach and other attractions in Malibu.
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  • This is my absolute fave beach in California still to this day - hands down. Been coming here on the regular since I moved out here from Texas 9+ years ago - I’ve hesitated writing a review bc I...  more »
  • Worth driving further north of Malibu to access this area. Rocky walking, parking along the PCH. but lovely views, the litttle coves and beach areas perfect. The highlite was scrambling over rocks...  more »

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