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Malibu Lagoon State Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Malibu Lagoon State Beach, California 90265, USA

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About Malibu Lagoon State Beach

A beautiful protected beach in California and is a part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. The Malibu Lagoon is an estuary at the mouth of the Malibu Creek at the Pacific Ocean and is a stop for many migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway. It has three primary surfing areas where both amateurs and professionals come to surf. The shoreline is usually triple-cornered due to the buildup of silt, sand, and cobble at the mouth of the creek.


Attractions Near Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Creek
Malibu Creek3.85km from Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Creek is a year-round stream in western Los Angeles County, California. This watershed drains 109 square miles and its tributary creeks reach as high as 3,000 feet into Ventura County, California. The area around Malibu Creek was for centuries a major area of Native American life, and the boundary between the Chumash tribes, who lived to the northwest, and the Gabrieliño, to the south and east, was located here.

Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon6.91km from Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Solstice Canyon is a picturesque, shaded, classic Santa Monica Mountains canyon hike on a popular, well-maintained trail with opportunities for less-traveled spurs.Before becoming a park, the land was known as Roberts Ranch and, from 1961 to 1973, hosted a space research facility.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area8.1km from Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Largest urban national park in the United States and the world. It preserves one of the best examples of a Mediterranean climate ecosystem in the world. It also protects one of the highest densities of archaeological resources in any mountain range in the world.

Malibu Creek State Park
Malibu Creek State Park8.56km from Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Creek State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving the Malibu Creek canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. it features dramatic geology, epic mountains, and deep gorges formed by earthquakes and erosion that have impacted the landscape for millions of years and are still underway today. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area, which is very much close to nature.

The Getty Villa
The Getty Villa10.74km from Malibu Lagoon State Beach

The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth. The UCLA/Getty Master's Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation is housed on this campus.

Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park10.84km from Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Topanga State Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and is located between West Los Angeles, Topanga Canyon and Malibu. Covering 11,000 acres, with thirty-six miles of trails and unimproved roads, the park's boundaries stretch from Topanga Canyon to Pacific Palisades and Mulholland Drive. There are more than 60 trail entrances.

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