Leo Carrillo State Park, Malibu California

Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tide pools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking.
Pacific Coast Hwy at Mulholland Hwy
Nature walks and campfire programs are offered and a small Visitor Center has interpretive displays. During the summer, children's programs are available.

The park was named after Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist. Leo Carrillo 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. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. Leo's greatest fame came from his portrayal of Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series.

  • Leo Carrillo State Park is 28 miles northeast of Santa Monica, about an hours' drive
  • Features of Leo Carrillo State Park include some 1.5 miles of beach, tide pools & coastal caves; the park also offers camping facilities & back-country hiking
  • There is a small Visitor Center which has interpretive displays (it was closed during our visit); during the summer, children's programs are available
  • Nature walks and campfire programs are also offered
  • Portable toilets in the parking area; flush toilets at the beach
  • Outdoor showers can be accessed in the camping area
  • Parking is $12; free with a California State Parks Pass
  • Check water quality before you go & plan your visit accordingly
Leo Carrillo State Park is located at:
35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(818) 880-0363

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