Point Mugu State Park, Point Mugu

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Point Mugu State Park is a state park located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California. Part of the Western Santa Monica Mountains, the park is located at 9000 West Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. There is a fee-based parking lot that is open from 8 AM to 10 PM. Park gates do not permit entry after 10 PM. The park may be accessed from the eastern part of the Santa Monica Mountains from a National Park Service park, Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park, CA that includes the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, and from the western part of the Santa Monica Mountains by the Pacific Coast Highway. Point Mugu SP consists of two parklands, distinct landside and beachside areas with different ecosystems with their own parking lots, separated by the Pacific Coast Highway. During low tide, the parks are joined by a walkway under an adjoining bridge.
Point Mugu State Park features 5 miles of oceanfront beaches, palisades, chaparral-covered mountains, two major canyons with seasonal rivers, grassy valleys highlighted with oaks, sycamores, and the occasional native walnuts trees. A major landmark, the Boney Mountain State Wilderness Area features pinnacles visible from many areas of the park.
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  • Took a walk on the beach on a Saturday morning with family. The beach was not very crowded and has a different vibe with all the people camping out where the beach starts. We saw a large pod of dolphi...  more »
  • We were going to channel island and staying in night at Oxnard It was because of this we went to Mugu point. Good beach and had fun. But yes I would not have gone just for it from LA  more »
  • I am here right now at Point Mugu state park on the other side of the large rock on Coast Highway this is fantastic you should come down if you can today or anytime and see how many dolphins are out here there's at least a hundred we also see seals out here there's a bunch of baby dolphins out here and these other dolphins are flapping their tails in the water like giving them some kind of schooling it's almost like a Maternity Ward for the Dolphins the Sharks and the seals that I've seen today if you get a chance come down it's beautiful a little overcast so it's not so hot high tide there is no beach there's only a beach at low tide it seems to be coming in right now so the beach is going to be going away for about 10 and 1/2 hours just in case you want to know this is a five-star pullover it's beautiful this is where the Chumash Indians used to have a village right up above us here where I'm sitting I'll share pictures
  • There are two camp grounds . Big Sycamore and Thornhill Broome. I'm reviewing Big Sycamore . Wonderful campground within an easy walk to the beach and many trails up into the Santa Monica Mountains. Only knock is the reservation system and prices. Getting near $50/night and a 6 mo in advance reservation. But that is the way it is for all the popular state beaches and parks

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