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    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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Located where the Malibu Creek meets the Pacific ocean, Malibu Lagoon State Beach is the prime spot for surfers in Southern California. The land features include 42 acres of wetlands, native plants, and sandy beach. Sightseers enjoy searching for the 200 bird species among the saltwater marsh. Pelicans, gulls, and sandpipers to name a few. The Adamson House is a notable piece of Spanish Revival architecture constructed in the early 1900's on the Lagoon. Guided tours of this historic home highlight the beauty of the world-famous Malibu Tiles which are used extensively throughout.

 
Restrooms, bus stop, wildflower viewing, wildlife viewing, picnic area, facilities for rent, easy hiking, moderate hiking, swimming, and water sports.
 
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Photo by Kerry Perkins.

Site Info & Map

Link to the Adamson House on how to visit the site.

Directions

23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Main Park Entrance: Pacific Coast Hwy 0.25 mile west of Malibu Pier and 1.5 miles east of Malibu Canyon Rd. Parking lot on ocean side of highway at Cross Creek Rd.

Adamson House: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy. Parking lot on ocean side of Pacific Coast Hwy opposite Serra Rd.

 
 

To learn more about this site, visit the Malibu Lagoon State Beach webpage.

This site is managed and operated by California State Parks.

Did You Know?

A community project led by the National Park Service has restored Zuma Lagoon.

Many hands spanning different generations and agencies continue to turn back the clock on damage to the fragile environment at Zuma Lagoon. After the removal of debris and the restoration of native plants, beach visitors now find a living wetland with 108 species of birds and colorful wildflowers.