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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Basics
Location:
Near Malibu, west of Los Angeles.
Type:
State Parks
Elevation:
Sea level feet

Description

Malibu Lagoon State Beach features 22 acres of wetlands, flower gardens and sandy beach. The lagoon is where Malibu Creek meets the sea. Malibu Surfrider Beach has a long standing as a premier surfing beach.

On the east side of Malibu Creek Bridge, Malibu Pier allows for excellent saltwater fishing. On the west side of Malibu Creek Bridge, visitors will find picnic tables and a nature area, excellent for bird watching and studying that greatly diminished ecosystem; the saltwater marsh of Southern California.

Guided tours of the wetlands and other natural elements such as grunion, the monarch butterfly, tidepools, and the gray whale are scheduled seasonally. Cultural history tours of Chumash life and other early Malibu residents, the railroad and more, are also offered.

Hours + Fees

Season:
Open 7 days a week from 8am to sunset

Amenities

Amenities:
Modern Restrooms
Picnic Area(s)

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
From Santa Monica, follow the Pacific Coast Highway 13 miles west. From the 101 Freeway, exit at Las Virgenes Road, proceed 10 miles west through Malibu Canyon, turn left at Pacific Coast Highway, travel 1.5-miles east. Entrance for parking and the nature area is at Cross Creek Road. Walk east across the bridge and follow the dirt lane to the Adamson House.
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