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    Leo Carrillo State Park Beach

    by Basaic Updated Oct 30, 2007

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    Leo Carrillo State Park was named for Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist, who served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, and was instrumental in the state's acquisition of the Hearst property at San Simeon.
    Carillo is best known by older Americans as the man who played Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series. He was also related to a long line of famous Californians. The park has 1 1/2 miles of beaches for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. You can also explore the tide pools, coastal caves and reefs. There are also facilities for camping, back-country hiking, and nature walks. There is a small visitor center has interpretive displays. During the summer, children's programs are available.
    The park is open from 7 AM to 10 PM. The gate is locked from 10 PM to 7 AM. For more detailed information/more photos, see my Leo Carrillo State Park Page.

    Leo Carillo State Park The Beach Lifeguard Tower Parasailng Girls on the Beach
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    Corral Canyon Trail

    by Basaic Written Oct 30, 2007

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    The Corral Canyon Loop Trail is a treelined trail leadibg from the beaches at Malibu up into the Santa Monica Mountains. It is about the last remaining unspoiled canyon trail in LA County. A variety of trees surround Corral Creek as it winds down the mountainside to the ocean. The creek flows from its begining in Malibu Creek State Park to its ending at Dan Blocker Beach. The trail is not overly difficult and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The land it is on was formerly owned by the beloved entertainer Bob Hope. You can access the trail from a pay ($4.00) parking area located next to the Malibu Seafood Restaurant.

    Corral Canyon Trailhead Corral Canyon Trailhead Sign
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    Roam and Learn at Malibu Lagoon Park

    by marinarena Updated Mar 16, 2007

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    Just off the shore is the Malibu Lagoon Park. This is a plac certainly of beauty but also of learning about the oceanic environment, including the local vegetation, environmental trends and creatures in and out of water.

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    wildlife display at Malibu ocean park wildlife display at Malibu ocean park, California ocean display in Malbu wildlife display on board at Malibu park
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    Getty Villa

    by pharsadi Written Mar 11, 2006

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    The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. I think it was originally built in the 1960s and was later closed in 1997 for renovation. And it was open again for the public in 2006.
    There are tons of stuff to see: from Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities to pictures, from architecture to gardens. Admission is free, but you need to sign up for an admission ticket to get in.

    Outer Peristyle garden Reflection on water ? big pool in the garden apollo
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    VISITI ZUMA BEACH - Malibu, CA

    by AmazingAdventures Written Apr 14, 2005

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    I visited this beach twice and despite it being December/January - it was actually comfortable weather and it was lovely just to walk up and down the beach. I love the beach so much, I started out just dipping my feet in and then got carried away and starting enjoying the warm water, nice sand and just had a fun afternoon with friends. It's very scenic, and lovely around sunset time for photos. Parking was easy and connected to the beach.

    Also a good place to spot celebrities if you are lucky!

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    Zuma Beach viewed from Point Dume

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    The photo shows the view towards northwest from the top of Point Dume. From here the coastline turns north and you can see Zuma Beach at the foot of Point Dume. To visit Point Dume, just follow PCH, turn south on Dume Drive, then turn west on Cliffside Drive. The trail is short and easy, and the view on top is great.

    Zuma Beach from Point Dume

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    Trail to Point Dume

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    The photo shows the trail towards the top of Point Dume. On Nov 24, 1793, English explorer George Vancouver, commander of an expedition to determine the extent of the settlement of the northwest coast of America, named this rocky promontory Point Dume, after his Franciscan friend, Father Francisco Dumetz, at Mission San Buenaventura. This is also a California registered historic landmark.

    Trail to Point Dume
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    View from Point Dume

    by mht_in_la Updated Nov 29, 2004

    Point Dume is the western terminus of Santa Monica Bay and has been an important landmark for navigators since George Vancouver's voyage in 1793. The photo shows the great view from the top of Point Dume towards east, including many million-dollar mansions on the edge of cliff.

    View from Point Dume

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    Malibu Inn

    by mht_in_la Written Nov 29, 2004

    Although it's called "inn", you can't spend a night here. It's more like a restaurant with an ocean view. It's located on PCH right in front of Malibu Pier from across the street. Somehow this place reminds me of movies like "Point Break" where Keanu Reeves tries to infiltrate the Ex-Presidents.

    Malibu Inn

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    Malibu Tiles at the Adamson House

    by pigletsmom Updated May 5, 2004

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    The house is filled with fantastic artisan tiles from the 1930s.
    The house was a showcase at the time for Malibu tile, a brand of artisan tile that copied the designs of Moorish Spain. These tiles completely adorn the interior of the Adamson house and gardens. The tiles are absolutely lovely and each tile is a little work of art. Really wonderful and unique to California. The bookshop sells excellent replicas of Malibu Tile designed by Keit Studios, a very talented design team working out of Ojai.

    Malibu Tiles from the Garden
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    The Adamson House

    by pigletsmom Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Do not miss the Adamson House if you are visiting Los Angeles. It is located on the coast in Malibu. The house was built in 1930 in Spanish Revival Architecture. The entire house is extraordinarily beautiful. It is a smaller version of Hearst Castle. In fact, a student of Julia Morgan's, the architect for Hearst Castle, designed the Adamson House. Visit the webstie to get an idea of the beauty of this house. The house sits on the Malibu Lagoon. The historical tours of the house are very interesting. There is also a very nice gift shop on the premises that sells replicas of the Malibu tiles.

    Living Room Adamson House
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    Making films.

    by jimmyz Updated Oct 1, 2003

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    Basically on any day of the week you can find a film being made somewhere in Malibu. People like the ocean and beach which can double for tropical islands and other far away destinations. We also have lots of mountain scenery. There are even areas here that double for jungles! Here's a poster from a film I recently produced called "Two Days". We shot part of it in Malibu.

    My most recent film.
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    El Matador Beach

    by giampiero6 Written Jun 24, 2003

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    This is one of the most scenic and lovely beaches in Malibu in my opinion. It's well north of Malibu town and pier and past Zuma Beach and Malibu. Towards the left is a flat beach with nice kelp beds farther out..popular with sea lions. It's a GREAT beach for body surfing. Towards the right is a more scenic covey type of beach nestled between rocks.

    * For the star stalkers. One side note is that Cindy Crawford lives at this beach and I've seen her several times. I'm not kidding, I was telling a friend about seeing this attractive woman and thinking 'oh she's really beautiful' and then recognizing her. So as I was telling my friend who was only half listening to these boring I saw a star story, we walked right past her.

    ** Don't park illegally here. you will get ticketed.

    El Matador Beach facing South
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    Visit the Beaches

    by giampiero6 Updated Jun 24, 2003

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    Malibu has some fantastic beaches. I especially like the beaches in the North nearer to the Ventura line. El Matador is fantastic as are other nearby beaches. Be aware that some popular beaches are somewhat polluted to very polluted depending on when you visit. For example, Malibu Pier, Surfrider Beach--the famous Malibu uber break is not very clean at all because of it's polluted lagoon behind it. The reason? Storm drain run off going into the sea. Check out Heal The Bay's Beach Report Card. The key..never swim in LA beaches 72 hours after a substantial rainfall. (Luckily it only rains a couple times a year.) Check the cleanliness of beaches at Heal The Bay

    Little Dume Beach
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    NAWS

    by blaird Updated Mar 4, 2003

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    On your drive to Point Mugu, you may see signs for NAWS. NAWS is the Naval Air Weapons Station in Point Mugu. It has station facilities and supports for Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division.

    I am told services include air terminal, air traffic control, firefighting and crash crews.

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