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Best trails in Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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Explore the most popular trails in Malibu Lagoon State Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The Malibu Lagoon is where Malibu Creek meets the Pacific Ocean. Malibu's Surfrider Beach has a long standing as a premier surfing beach. On the east side of Malibu Creek Bridge, the famous Malibu Pier allows for excellent saltwater fishing. On the west side of Malibu Creek Bridge, visitors will find picnic tables and a nature area, excellent for bird watching and the study of a unique eco-system, a Southern California saltwater marsh. The Adamson House, a National Historic Site located in Malibu Lagoon State Beach, is a showplace of Malibu historical artifacts. Completed in 1929 by the Frederick Hastings Rindge's daughter, Rhoda Adamson, the Spanish-Moor revival residence features tile from the renowned Malibu Potteries and sits on a spectacular overlook of the Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach. The adjacent Malibu Lagoon Museum allows visitors to walk through the history of the area from the days of the California Indian "Chumash" tribe, to the gentlemen ranchers, and finally to the birth of the surfing era. Museum docents give delightful tours filled with local legends and anecdotes. Guided tours of the wetlands and other natural elements such as grunion, the monarch butterfly, tidepools, and the gray whale are scheduled seasonally. The Malibu Lagoon beach features wetlands, flower gardens and a sandy beach. Hours: 8:00am to sunset

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Map of trails in Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:55 pm
Contact
818-880-0363
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Top trails (1)
#1 - The Malibu Lagoon State Beach [CLOSED]
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please read the special Fourth of July Weekend Safety Measures here as a lot of beaches will be closed: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30399 This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please read the special Fourth of July Weekend Safety Measures here as a lot of beaches will be closed: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=30399 A short and easy stroll along the Pacific Ocean, featuring a beautiful lagoon filled with birds, one of surfing's landmark beaches, the Malibu Pier, and the historic Adamson House. This entire state park offers tastes of some of the best parts about Southern California beach culture - from surfing and sunbathing to tidepool exploration, birdwatching, sportfishing, and one of the state's finest examples of Spanish / Moorish revival architecture and local pottery, there's a little something for everyone here.Show more