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Zuma Beach

Beach and Surf Spot
Western Malibu, Malibu
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    "beautiful beach of surfing paradise"(5 Tips)
    Bruonis Clothing Co.
    "Come to see dolphins and enjoy the beautiful weather."(7 Tips)
    Rudy M.
    "Easily the best waves and beach in SoCal..."(2 Tips)
    Hannah M.
    "Awesome beach and very clean but not too crowded"(9 Tips)
99 Tips and reviews
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  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    Remember: in case of attack, you don’t have to be able to swim faster than a shark. Rather, you have to swim faster than the slowest person in the water with you. Then, hope for a lazy shark.
  • Derek N.
    Derek NielsenJune 21, 2015
    Great beach. Not too overcrowded like some beaches in L.A. are. Great for strolls along the beach too. The sunsets are beautiful 😍 Definitely one of my favorite beaches to visit.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Justin W.
    Justin W.August 5, 2013
    Best beach in SoCal! Great waves, beautiful area w/ mountains hugging the coast. Not too far out from town and the water is very good. Skip Santa Monica and come up PCH a bit. You'll be glad you did.
  • ZUMA SRF c.
    The beach, mountains, surf, water and sunsets. VOLZumaSrf was born here and will most likely# die here. However all of my friends and family have since abandoned me, so the birds may have to pick
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
    If the weather is nice, and it almost always is, Zuma Beach is one of the best places to spend your afternoon at in Los Angeles. Take in the picture-perfect panorama, and enjoy the West Coast sun! Read more
  • Jana L.
    Jana L.July 29, 2013
    Nice, relaxing beach. The best parking of any of the local beaches, a huge perk if you're lugging tons of supplies. There's free street parking, though I recommend the paid parking for convenience.
  • Lara
    LaraSeptember 8, 2014
    What a day... What a beach. Clean waters and sand. Arrive early to get a good spot. Free parking on Wayward Beach Street right off PCH.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 1, 2012
    Park for free on Westward Beach Road, right off the Pacific Coast Highway. For dinner, try the Reel Inn, where you eat simply grilled fish from a tray at picnic tables.
  • Darren F.
    Darren FarrisJune 27, 2011
    Great "default" beach on PCH. If you want something more private just go up the road. Plenty of life guards if you have the kiddos- but don't be a goof! Like any SoCal beach- riptides can be fierce.
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NoelleMay 3, 2015
    The ocean is beautiful. Never too crowded and an amazing view of the mountains. Might see whales or seals!
  • Bérenger
    BérengerSeptember 5, 2015
    Maybe touristic, but the beach is so big and long that there is plenty of room for everybody. The walk along the shore is great!
  • Meghan L.
    Meghan LapidesSeptember 7, 2015
    This is a great malibu beach. Pretty typical. Got crowded on the weekend but was much less so on a weekday.
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HarrisJune 23, 2011
    Beautiful beach. Gets kinda crowded in the summer but still super fun. Beach patrol is super uptight there though. They definately have no problem writing you a ticket
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasFebruary 1
    A huge, beautifully wild beach in Malibu. A must see
  • Chen C.
    Chen CaoMarch 15, 2015
    It's an absolutely beautiful beach. You can walk into the ocean via the sand bar that's just a few feet away from the shore
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle Arnaiz-Dela RosaNovember 24, 2015
    Beautiful beach. Nice place to spend the day with friends and family.
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁October 7, 2014
    Wow what's a beautiful beach of surfing paradise with the amazing waves in Malibu. You're welcome here & enjoy yourself.
  • Darla D.
    Darla DennisJuly 11, 2013
    It was a perfect day for the Beach, cool and cloudy, then sun came out, swimming in the waves for about 2 hours, then the cloud cover came back.
  • Vanity Fair Agenda
    Vanity Fair AgendaJanuary 30, 2012
    The hills meet the ocean at this absolutely beautiful beach and will make you forget that you are but a few miles away from the 11 million residents of greater Los Angeles.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 14, 2014
    LA's greatest beach. Popular, clean and fun. Decent waves but watch out for the riptide!
  • Oracle M.
    Oracle MalibuMarch 8, 2014
    Zuma Beach is one of the most magical destinations in the world !!! The whale and dolphin spotting is euphoric!
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The mountains dotted with wealthy Malibu homes drop sharply to the beach below offering a surreal landscape experience.
  • Human Tripod
    Human TripodJuly 28, 2011
    Awesome beach! Not too crowded, excellent surf/wave conditions, super soft sand...perfect! Only complaint would be parking.
  • Trenton M.
    Trenton MorrowAugust 28, 2015
    The beach was clean and not overly crowded, making for an incredibly relaxing mini-getaway.
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonMay 7, 2015
    Just park on the side of the road, it's free. As long as you obey the signs, you won't get towed.
  • Kenton C.
    Kenton CoppleJuly 28, 2011
    Perfect shoreline for skimboarding during mid/high-tide, just be extra cautious hitting those swells!
  • Jessica T.
    Check out the beach caves in the North of the beach, but bring sneaks for climbing the rocks.
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah MueryApril 10, 2015
    Awesome beach and very clean but not too crowded
  • Vera M.
    Vera MalyutinaJuly 12, 2014
    You will most likely see dolphins here, splashing just near the shore!!!
  • Анна К.
    You have to pay for your parking. But time is unlimited. If you want a public park, which is not worse, it is nearby.
  • Kyle W.
    Kyle WilsonFebruary 7
    Great place for a short stroll
  • ZUMA SRF c.
    The surf, sand, water, mountains, foodeverything
  • Des T.
    Des TurnerMay 17, 2013
    Great surf spot, very clean beach
  • Laurel J.
    Laurel Janssen ByrneMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Forget the Pt Dume free parking - pay $6 and enjoy a perfect beach day.
  • JordanPaige
    JordanPaigeAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Even on an overcast day, amazing!
  • Bex J.
    Bex JayJuly 19, 2013
    Free parking at Point Dume if you get there early enough. ;-)
  • Bruonis Clothing Co.
    Bruonis Clothing Co.November 21, 2011
    This is our favorite SoCal beach. Come to see dolphins and enjoy the beautiful weather.
  • Albert N Giovanna L.
    Very clean beach and kid friendly
  • Eric C.
    Eric CocoApril 21, 2013
    Malibu Paradise. Perfect quick gateway from the madness of Los Angeles!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SchulnerMarch 14, 2015
    Lifeguard station 2 for volleyball courts, walk left for ok surfing.
  • Zac M.
    Zac McCormickJanuary 24
    Neat scenery and there was hardly anyone there.
  • Grace C.
    Grace CheungJune 8, 2013
    Get to the beach early if you want street parking.
  • Guylaine Simone G.
    Love this beach ... And the dolphins too!
  • Josh P.
    Josh PSeptember 1, 2013
    Beautiful, chill, and clean beach.
  • Stacy L.
    Stacy LinJune 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Pick up after yourselves and don't litter on my beach !!!!! That's straight from the Mayor Stacy !!!
  • Rafael N.
    Rafael NievesSeptember 21, 2013
    Just check it out. You will not regret. ;)
  • Rudy M.
    Rudy McCombJuly 28, 2010
    Easily the best waves and beach in SoCal...and no you don't have to go to the O.C. to get both. Read more
  • WhiteDino ..
    WhiteDino .ComMay 26, 2012
    Great WEATHER, clean sand, and awesome views!
  • Guylaine Simone G.
    Love dolphins!!!
  • Firecat L.
    Firecat LionessJuly 3, 2013
    So much dolphins Out there. Amazing!
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