Fodor's Expert Review Topanga State Beach

Malibu Beach

The beginning of miles of public beach, Topanga has good surfing at the western end, the mouth of the canyon, but is not an ideal swimming spot. Close to a busy section of PCH and rather narrow, the beach here is more lively, as groups of teenagers often zip over Topanga Canyon Boulevard from the Valley. There are swing sets on-site, as well as spots for fishing. Amenities: parking (fee); lifeguards; toilets; food and drink; showers. Best for: surfing.


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18700 block of Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, California  90265, USA


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