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Zuma Beach, Malibu

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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 .
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  • The view of the sea and the mountains is unique, you can climb a few mountains and see the entire environment. The sunset is amazing. The road to Malibu (from Los Angeles) along the Pacific Coast Highway is film. The parking is free.
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  • The beaches are clean as are the facilities. The food is typical and tasty not incredibly expensive. Be sure to wear suncreen even if overcast, you will burn!  more »
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  • Beautiful! Sandy beaches and lots of life guards. I felt very calm and relaxed which is hard to do sometimes with kids. Weather was amazing and just a great location to go to. I was going to go to another beach but my mailman suggested this beach as i was leaving and boy am I glad he did. The extra drive was so worth it. It was simply beautiful and helped create great memories. The showers were all working and just overall great location.
  • Zuma is a beautiful beach that is exactly what you picture when you think of southern CA beaches! It costs $15 to park, but you can just as easily park on the street for free. Maybe no “just” as easily as you have to make a small jump down just a couple feet so if you have small children and a ton of stuff it might be worth it to park. They accept credit cards. The beach as I mention is beautiful and very well maintained. There are a ton of life guards which is nice. The waves here can get really big so it’s a great place to surf or boogie board! We saw dolphins today!!! There is a clean bathroom (for a beach bathroom) and even a snack bar (which I’ve never used to can’t speak to it’s quality). Zuma makes for a wonderful day to the beach! Nice

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