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Zuma Beach

30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3601
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Well worth the drive and stop

Fantastic place to stop and soak up the atmosphere. We stopped and built sand castles and just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle C
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London, United Kingdom
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Best beach in the US

We visit California every year and always make time to spend several days at Zuma irrespective of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GeoffWJohnson
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London, United Kingdom
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“food stands” (11 reviews)
“nice waves” (9 reviews)
“lots of parking” (13 reviews)
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30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3601
Malibu
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"food stands"
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"nice waves"
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"lots of parking"
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"body surfing"
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"free parking"
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"boogie boards"
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"see dolphins"
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"no alcohol"
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"on duty"
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"big waves"
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"paid parking"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to stop and soak up the atmosphere. We stopped and built sand castles and just enjoyed the view! Loved it!

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit California every year and always make time to spend several days at Zuma irrespective of the time of year. Wonderful wife beaches with plenty of space to set up rugs & picnic baskets. I’m by no means a powerful swimmer or surfer, but...More

Thank GeoffWJohnson
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Nice beach. Parking $6, but some people parked on the side of the road rather than paying for parking. A few surfers and some others enjoying the beach. It was quiet and relaxing. The bathrooms were open but the snack bar was not - probably...More

1  Thank Andrea01010
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We spent an afternoon at Zuma beach and we liked the expensive beach and the great view on the ocean. Parking is $6.

1  Thank 367PierreA
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

On a super clear winter's day this is a great spot to watch the sunset! Sure to get lots of ooohs and aaahs when out of town guests see this.

Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Went to this beach after the Malibu Wine Safari (10 minute drive) for a birthday photoshoot and it wasn’t crowded. The place as so clean. We found some metered parking right at the entrance. The water was beautiful. Not every LA beach is clean, trust...More

Thank jellej92
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to take a day trip to Malibu and saw reviews on Zuma Beach. It was Friday after Thanksgiving - whether was beautiful. Views were great - sand was well maintained - beach wasn’t too crowded. Waves were great and water was clean. Nice...More

1  Thank Markpicc
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

My friends and I came here on a whim; we loaded up our car and drove from Santa Barbara. We spend the day swimming in the warm water and body surfing and had a blast. I would keep in mind that the police patrol is...More

Thank Jen M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a clean relaxing beach with fewer people and nice surf, it's worth the extra drive from LA. There is a changing house/restroom. There were no lifeguards on duty when we went (a Saturday in late November). There is a pay parking...More

Thank Partera60
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We went a couple times during the week. Even though the weather was great there was no one there. I am told it is more crowded on the weekends. Stayed for the sunset. it was beautiful

Thank Tom R
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roxykus
24 June 2017|
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Response from MikeinMalibu | Reviewed this property |
I have never done this, I do not think it is allowed
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felicevalentine
21 March 2017|
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Response from santamonica17 | Reviewed this property |
i believe that you need to get a permit from the city of malibu. good luck
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Klex21
16 August 2016|
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Response from Barry K | Reviewed this property |
No. You can walk your dog along the road and through the parking lot all the way to Point Dume, but you cannot go on the sand or walk along the shoreline with your doggies. The only dog friendly beach up there is Oxnard... More
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