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Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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The 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 reputation 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 a the study of a Southern California saltwater marsh.

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, is also offered.

Directions: From Santa Monica, follow the Pacific Coast Highway thirteen 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.

The State Beach parking lot is located on the west side of the Malibu Creek Bridge. A county parking lot is located directly in front of the Adamson House.

Disabled Access: Vehicles are not allowed on the grounds unless the license plate displays the disabled emblem. Disabled access to the museum and the first floor of the house is available. A video of the upper floor is available upon request.

Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Phone: (818) 880-0350

Park Features:

September 30 - Summer Programs, King Gillette Ranch
September 30 - Summer Programs, Rocky Peak Park
September 30 - Summer Programs, Ballona Creek Trail and Bike Path
September 30 - Summer Programs, Pico Canyon
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