Leo Carrillo State Park, Malibu, California is the closest Pacific Ocean beach to Thousand Oaks, 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.
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.
Things To Do:
- Scuba Diving
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Hike or Bike Campsites
- Hiking Trails
- Family Campsites
- Bike Trails
- Group Campsites
- Horseback Trails
- Picnic Areas
- Reservations Recommended
The park recently switched from coin-operated showers to token-operated showers. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.
Gate is locked from 10pm to 8am.
No entry after 10pm.
35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Phone Park for More Information: (818) 880-0363
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)