beach list


Malibu Beaches - Leo Carrillo State Beach  to Robert H. Meyer State Beach




Note: This probably is Leo Carillo State Park seen from the air. It is a beach located amongst Malibu's 20+ miles of scenic beaches in a section between the county line at Ventura & Los Angeles Counties to Point Dume Beach.

Here is information about this section of coast and many beaches it contains:

Leo Carrillo SP State Park - The park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tide pools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking. Nature walks and campfire programs are offered and a small visitor center has interpretive displays. During the summer, children's programs are available.

The park was named after Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist, served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, and was instrumental in the state's acquisition of the Hearst property at San Simeon. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. Leo's greatest fame came from his portrayal of Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series. The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)

Beaches South to North:

Little Dume Beach
Point Dume State Beach
Westward Beach
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Zuma Beach County Park, Los Angeles County
Zuma Beach (F.G.), Morning View Drive
Guernsey Drive
Pirates Cove (nude beach)
Trancas Beach (aka Broad Beach) Coastal Access, left of photo, Malibu
El Matador, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
La Piedra, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Zero's San Nicolas Beach Malibu
El Sol County BeachLa Chuza Beach
Leo Carillo State Park Beach
Thornhill Broome Beach


Malibu City website lists these as the official beaches and names:


With 21 miles of coastline, Malibu has many beautiful beaches.

In addition to public access ways on many of the private beaches, there are several popular public beaches:

Topanga State Beach - located along PCH at Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach - located just West of the Pier, where the Malibu Creek meets the ocean. 
The Adamson House / Malibu Lagoon Museum is located here.

Malibu Surfrider Beach - located along the 23000 block of PCH; location of the world famous Malibu Pier.

Dan Blocker Beach - between Puerco Cyn. and Corral Cyn. along PCH

Big Dume State Beach - accessed from Cliffside Drive; a State operated beach.

Point Dume State Beach - accessed from Westward Beach Road;  parking is fee based. This is a State owned beach, operated by L. A. County.  /

Westward Beach - also known as "free Zuma" ;  limited parking available.

Zuma Beach - entrance is located just West of Heathercliff Dr.;  plenty of parking available, fee charged.

La Piedra Beach - one of the Robert H. Meyer State Beaches; limited parking available.

Nicholas Canyon Beach - located at 33850 PCH

El Pescador Beach - one of the Robert H. Meyer State Beaches; limited parking available.

El Matador - one of the Robert H. Meyer State Beaches; limited parking available.