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Review of Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach
Ranked #6 of 53 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Loved this place. We went twice during our vacation to Los Angeles. A beautiful beach to go for a long walk. Everything was clean.
It was relatively cold and windy for March but that made no difference.
During our first visit they were shooting a movie but nobody on set would give any information. Still, cool to see the process.

Go to this beach. You will not be disappointed!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Having been to Malibu a handful of times over the years, it's a bit of an odd place. The wealth/celebrity factor weigh heavily on the air of the town, but there is also pretty conspicuous evidence of an emerging (or abiding) grunginess. That said, Zuma Beach never fails to seduce and lift away all other elements and considerations if you let it. Go at sunset; you'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful scene.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We went on a Tuesday in late March and there were only a handful of people, some even in the ice cold water. This is a beautiful beach, with picturesque dunes. Some sunbathers chose the top of dunes for their sun worship. On the day we went, the beach was immaculately clean, as were the freshly washed down restrooms. In future, I will make the drive north of Malibu just to expose friends and relatives to the pristine beauty of a Southern California beach.

3  Thank FrequentTraveller034
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

After having bad weather for a couple of days, we took the opportunity on our last day (when the sun finally shone) to go to the beach. It was off season, so the beach was empty with only a handful of families, surfers and locals walking/ running.

The beach was clean and the so were the restroom facilities (which was shocking to me!).

I spotted a celebrity’s wife (my husband thought it weird that I knew who she was, but he has to love me anyway). But the most amazing thing was the amount of wildlife in the ocean. We saw a dolphin cruising around the surfers and in the distance at least 3 pods of whales/ dolphins frolicking around.

I can imagine being there in high season may be different but it definitely worth a trip!

Thank Katy R
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Hands down, the most magical, surreal spectacular beach in Malibu. I saw whales and sharks SO close to the beach!! Beautiful rock formations and cliffs. Simply MAGICAL. Don't deprive yourself of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

3  Thank Anne Marie P
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