Zuma Beach

Malibu, Los Angeles County

Zuma Beach

Location

30050 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA
LA County Beaches Tourist Information, contact Marina del Rey Visitor Center:
(310) 305-9545

Admission

Parking:
  winter $3 - $8
  summer $3 - $10
Hours: sunrise to sunset

Main Attractions

  • 4 miles of wide beach
  • Swimming, surfing, windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Sun bathing

Facilities and Features

  • 2000 parking spaces, restrooms
  • Outdoor showers, changing facilities
  • Lifeguards during daylight hours
  • Volleyball courts
  • Seasonal food stands
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • Parking, restrooms
  • Walkway
  • Beach wheelchairs available

Hazards Include

  • Rip currents, especially between lifeguard towers 8 and 9
  • Rogue waves

Caution: Check with rangers or lifeguards that conditions are safe for your planned activities.

LA County Beach Regulations (partial list)

  • No pets allowed on the beach, including horses
  • No alcohol allowed on beach.
  • No fires on beach.
  • No camping, fireworks, glass containers
  • No loitering between midnight and 6:00 AM


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Zuma Beach, Los Angeles County, CA

Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Los Angeles County. The 4-mile expanse of sand draws families and surfers, sun bathers and anglers. While it can be crowded on weekends, there always seems to be enough space for everyone.

Ample facilities make the beach especially attractive. Restrooms are spaced along the beach front. Cold showers and changing rooms are available. Lifeguard stations are set at regular intervals along the beach and staffed during daylight hours. Lifeguards are part of the Los Angeles County Lifeguard Service which maintains a 24-hour sectional headquarters at Zuma Beach.

Waves at Zuma can be dangerous, breaking close to shore, and rip currents are prevalent. Swimmers should use caution.

Zuma Beach Parking

Parking lots at Zuma Beach are managed by Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors. More than 2000 parking spaces are available in a chain of 12 parking lots along the beach front. Access to all the parking lots is via the entrance gates off Pacific Coast Highway at the south end of the beach.

Parking Fees:
  winter $3 - $8
  summer $3 - $10
Find details at LA County Dept. Beaches & Harbords Parking Rates

No overnight parking is available at Zuma Beach. Free parking is available for vehicles displaying a legal disabled placard or license plate on non-holiday weekends at lots that are staffed or un-gated such as Zuma.

There are a limited number of highway shoulder parking spaces along the Pacific Coast Highway.




Zuma Beach, Los Angeles County, CA

Westward Beach

Westward Beach is south of Zuma Beach. Access is via Westward Beach Road which runs along the edge of the sand and has parking along its shoulders. There is also a free parking lot. Waves here break more quickly than at Zuma Beach, making it hazardous for inexperienced swimmers.

Public Transportation to Zuma Beach

Local Metro Bus 534 runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, connecting points in Malibu with the Washington/Fairfax Transit Hub in Santa Monica. Travel time averages about 1 hour 10 minutes.

Food Supplies at Zuma Beach

Two snack bars are located at Zuma Beach. The menu is reported by some visitors to be best suited to children.

Nearby Supplies

Starbucks: Point Dume Plaza, 29211 Heather Cliff Road, off Pacific Coast Highway at Trancas Canyon Road
Lily's Cafe & Pastries: near Starbucks
Coral Beach Cantina: 29350 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu Ranch Market: 29575 Pacific Coast Highway


Ocean Safety

California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at CA State Parks: Ocean Safety

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