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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Lagoon State Beach is located off the Pacific Coast Highway, about 15 miles north of Santa Monica Beach. The entrance to the main attraction, Surfrider beach (the local surf spot) is located south of the Adamson House, a famous Malibu house that was built in the early 1900s. Surfrider beach is Malibu’s hottest surf spot. On an average day there are over 20 surfers in the water. It is also common to see some of Malibu’s celebrities showing off their surf skills at this beach.

Malibu Lagoon State beach attracts a huge crowd and can get very crowded during hot days when the tide is high. But the beach has a long break and the locals, as well as the out-of-towners seem to respect each other. There is plenty of room and waves to share. There is also a wide, white sand beach to sunbathe or picnic on the beach. There are also volleyball courts and hiking trails available close by.

There is a nearby lagoon which is great for nature exploring and hiking. The lagoon is a resting and feeding ground for more than 200 species of birds. There are picnic tables around the nature area by the lagoon, creating a ideal way to kick back and check out some of the Southern California saltwater marsh eco-system.

The 700-foot long pier, located south of Surfrider beach, in Kellers Shelter Cove is great for saltwater fishing. There is a fantastic view of the beautiful Pacific and the ritzy Malibu Colony to the south, where the some of the rich and famous are said to reside.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach parking lot is located on the west side of the Malibu Creek Bridge. There is a paid parking lot located directly in front of the Adamson House. It is $10 a day to park in the lot. There is also lots of free parking off the PCH, but you have to arrive early to get a good spot, especially during the summer months.

NO alcohol/glass containers
NO camping
NO dogs
NO vehicles on the beach
NO fires