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Zuma Beach

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Address: 30000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3601
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Beautiful Wide Sand Beach

Fantastic and beautiful wide beach. Can't rate 5 since we were there in November, the beach was almost empty and water temperature was too cold to swim. We had so much fun just... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic and beautiful wide beach. Can't rate 5 since we were there in November, the beach was almost empty and water temperature was too cold to swim. We had so much fun just running near the water and enjoying the view.

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Arezzo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of parking spaces to access the beach ( mind you you have to pay and a bit pricy being Malibu) During the week nearly empty , great to watch the sunset

Thank paolok66
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Zuma beach after we failed to find parking for Point Dume. There is only one restaurant that is walkable from the beach, so we stopped at a local market and bought sandwiches from the deli before heading to the beach. There is a ton of parking available along both sides of the road adjacent to the beach.... More 

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North Bend, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4 days in the LA area. I could happily have spent 1 day exploring the city and the other 3 relaxing on this beach. The beach is a wide swath perfect for long walks in shallow water. I enjoyed watching the shore birds run in and out of the waves. Wish I'd brought a boogie board for the teen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanksgiving week is a good time for reflection and appreciation especially while sitting on Zuma Beach. The waves and birds moved while we sat watching and listening. Ideal way to find peace. Parking is close to the beach.

Thank 862natalief
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether it is the week before Thanksgiving, or summer, Zuma Beach is one of the shinning starts of Highway 1. Mid day to Sunset, wow its always gorgeous. Go you will be thankful you did!

Thank TonyFi18
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

brilliant any time of the year. ive bodysurfed...unintentionally with a pod of three surfing dolphins. they surf ..swim back and surf again. truly a joy to watch.

Thank john d
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We would not have known about this without the advice of a local. There is free parking. The beach is fantastic and empty mid week. there is also a great bar/restaurant which serves really good cocktails and lunch. Not to be missed and if you are lucky you can visit a wedding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We loved the coastline and its a real treat as the beaches were not crowded. Good for walking and just enjoying the views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Enjoyed our visit - have to persevere with parking - but glad that we did. Really nice place to walk (and assume to live!). Beautiful views. Walked a very long way and finished off with a swim. Be careful with adventurous photography. Stupidly - with hindsight, and probably even at the time - I took my iPhone out into the... More 

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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