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The Ultimate LA Family Guide ™

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Los Angeles Beaches

There are many LA Beaches.  Before going to any of the Los Angeles Beaches below, make sure you check out the water quality from LA Public Health (Scroll Down for the Grades)

El Matador

32100 Pacific Coast Highway (818) 880-0350

Leo Carillo

Very Scenic Beach with actual caves to walk through.

35000 W Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu (818) 880-0363

Malibu Surfrider

A very famous Malibu beach that happened to be the starting point for the famous surfing movie Endless Summer.  The adjacent Malibu Pier has recently been restored to its original glory.

23050 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Marina Mother's Beach

No surf, pirate’s ship and playground equipment.

4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey

Paradise Cove

Private beach that has been in several movies. Pricey parking.

28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu (310) 457-2511

Redondo Beach

Very nice beach and pier with many shops and restaurants.

116 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach (310) 318-9496

Santa Monica Beach

Home of the original Muscle Beach.

Children enjoy eating a famous Hot Dog on A Stick at the base of the pier.

Venice Beach

One of the most famous Los Angeles beaches. Many vendors along the boardwalk and there is also an area where bodybuilders work out adjacent to the sand. Small pier.  

1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice (310) 399-2775

Will Rogers State Beach

Near the intersection of Temescal Canyon and Pacific Coast Highway

Zuma Beach

A long stretch of beach with a strong lifeguard presence.

3000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu