One of the most popular beaches in the greater Los Angeles area, Zuma Beach attracts swimmers, surfers, fishers, and beachgoers alike with reliable waves and smooth sands. Part of Malibu's famous coastline, the beach stretches along the Pacific Ocean and is backed by mountains and foothills. You can hit the waves on a surfboard or body-board and then soak up the sun on sand renowned for its cleanliness. Though lifeguards are on duty during the day, you need to be careful at all times in the water; rip currents can be very strong. Arrange to visit Zuma Beach and other attractions in Malibu using our Malibu planner.
Zuma Beach reviews
Walked this beach on a Sunday morning with very few people in November. Has parking lots, bathroom facilities and wonderful, wide . beautiful beach. Loved watching surfers at far north end. more »
Our visit here on our trip was a relatively brief one but it close to our base in Agoura Hills and it was the first time that we ever had the wonder of stepping into the Pacific Ocean! For a January.... more »
It was my first time going to this beach. I had fun, but it had alot of seagulls on the beach that day I went.
Great place not overcrowded.
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