People who are looking for a quiet beach with plenty of elbow room will find Topanga County Beach near Malibu, CA ideal for their needs. The Topanga State Beach is a narrow stretch of sandy beach with rocky portions that lies at the end of Topanga Canyon Boulevard. While this beach has no frills, it is a great place to be if one wants to avoid tourists and crowds found in most other beaches. People can find plenty of space to just lie back and soak in the sun. The silver sands, the quiet surroundings and the gorgeous view make Topanga Beach an excellent place for beach buffs!
The beach is ideal for surfing. Nevertheless, the presence of rocks makes it appropriate only for experienced surfers. Others can have a wonderful time watching the pros surf the waves. Since the sand bed is mostly rocky too, people will not find it ideal for swimming. The beach is good for fishing though. People are however requested to not disturb the marine life on the beach. People are also advised not to start fires except at the Cabrillo Beach or Dockweiler Beach fire rings. Alcohol is prohibited on the beach. There are a few restaurants on Topanga County Beach where people can find good food. So there is no necessity to carry one's own food while visiting the beach. There is also a picnic area for people wanting to spend their day relaxing at the beach.
Certain remote sections of the Topanga County Beach are also dog-friendly. People with dogs can freely have fun with their pets here. Bringing pets along can be an issue in some beaches. Although pets are also not allowed officially on Topanga beach, since there is not a lot of crowd on the beach, no one is going to complain either. As long as they are towards the periphery of the beach, people can have a great time with their four-legged companions.
Couples can have their own private spot without experiencing too much disturbance from others around. Parents without their kids tagging along will find the seclusion this beach offers extremely attractive for a quiet time of relaxation.
There are public restrooms and showers on Topanga beach, which makes it ideal for people wanting to spend the whole day at the beach. People in wheelchairs can also easily access the specially designed restrooms. There is also a sand-rinsing station to get the sand off one's swim wear. Lifeguards are always on duty during the daylight hours in case of emergencies. The presence of rocks and seaweed will however deter most people from swimming in this beach unless they are surfers or expert swimmers.
There is a lot of parking space for cars along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. While people can park their cars on the street for free, they need to pay to use the parking lot. There are 96 official paid parking spaces of which three are reserved for disabled people. The beach is officially open from 6 am until dusk.