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Leo Carrillo State Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Leo Carrillo State Beach, California 90265, USA


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About Leo Carrillo State Beach

Leo Carrillo State Beach is one of Los Angeles' most scenic beaches, with miles of sand, sea caves, and interesting rock formations.The 2,513-acre park was established in 1953. It is named for actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who served on the State Parks commission.

Attractions Near Leo Carrillo State Beach

County Line Beach, Malibu
County Line Beach, Malibu1.93km from Leo Carrillo State Beach

County Line Beach is beach park located in Solromar, an unincorporated community of Ventura County. This stretch of sandy beach is easily accessible from the adjacent Pacific Coast Highway. This popular surf spot is administered as part of Leo Carrillo State Park. The beach lies within the south coast portion of the Ventura County amidst a mostly rugged coastline that is some of the most striking and diverse coastal terrain in the County.

Leo Carrillo State Park
Leo Carrillo State Park2.29km from Leo Carrillo State Beach

Leo Carrillo State Park is a state park in Los Angeles County. It has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking. The 2,513-acre park was established in 1953.

Praia El Matador
Praia El Matador6.13km from Leo Carrillo State Beach

A beautiful beach , which is a great place to watch the sunset over the ocean. It is the most popular of the three and the closest to Malibu.Beautiful sea stacks are on the beach and in the surf. This is a popular spot for pro photographers to shoot swimsuit models and stunning sunsets. You can also explore the caves and arches in the rocks. The largest cave faces the ocean at the bottom of a huge flat rock that is connected to the base of the bluff.

Sycamore Cove Beach
Sycamore Cove Beach7.16km from Leo Carrillo State Beach

This is a small, cute beach along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is a day-use area in Point Mugu State Park in southern Ventura County. The beach in Sycamore Cove is excellent, but the biggest draw to this spot is probably the adjacent campground with an extensive hiking trail network.

Sandstone Peak Trailhead
Sandstone Peak Trailhead7.56km from Leo Carrillo State Beach

Sandstone Peak is the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. The summit can be reached via a 6.25-mile loop with 1,075 feet of elevation gain that offers expansive views of the range. Just ahead on the trail, enters a riparian forest and crosses a stream to arrive at Split Rock Picnic Area. After hiking nearly two miles, this is a good spot for a break. The picnic area offers plenty of shade, which is otherwise elusive on this hike.

Boney Peak
Boney Peak7.98km from Leo Carrillo State Beach

A majestic peak of the sandstone Boney Mountain formation, in Circle X Ranch Park of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. you can have views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and Mount Baldy. Plus Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura city, Newbury park and some parts of Simi Valley.

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