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Leo Carrillo State Beach

Malibu, California


35000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, California 90265
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 135
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 34.04638
Longitude: -118.93227

Elevation: 32' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

Some sites now have electric only. Our site had pedestal on wrong side so we just pulled in. Check for clearance, as tree limbs are over many sites. Construction of bridges has road to North Beach closed. Beach is just a walk under the highway but sites further inland can have quite a long walk. We have camped here off and on the past 10 years. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Camp store located in middle of campground. Hours and days of operation vary by time of year.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This State run campground is directly across highway 101, with beach access reached via the 101 underpass. The beach is great for surfing or just enjoying the sun. It used to be a beautiful place to camp, but thanks to your tax dollars at work, it's restrooms are seldom cleaned, the rules are not enforced and the campsites are a mess. They are left with trash, garbage and discarded personal items. There is an attendant checking you in, but expect nothing after that, not even a smile. Even the parking lot is dirty with trash cans that are either overflowing or non-existent. If you insist on staying here, the sites farther from the beach are much warmer than the ones at the front, and there is a small privately owned store within the campground that is the cleanest place in the park. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a seafood restaurant north of the campground that serves up a large variety of fish and burgers. Parking can be a challenge

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

A typical state beach campground. Very busy at this time due to summer vacation. Surrounding landscape scenery is very nice with lots of large trees and shrubs. Beach access is easy especially if you're camped at the front of the park. Could be a long walk if you're in the back. Thought it would also be quieter in the back due to less pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Many choices for beach areas depending on what your pleasure may be. Great area for tide pooling as it is very close. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Let's see, what do we have here - dusty sites, quite some trash all around the park, no water hookups, no electricity, showers you have,to pay for additionally, and all that for 45 bucks. To me, that's kind of rip offish. I won't stay here again. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This is a decent state park. The sites do have a decent amount of space between them. All are listed as 31' long but the actual pavement is only ~20. Some have bushes and trees right next to the pad preventing extension of slide outs. Also, some have a fence/hillside close to the rear of the site that limits the length of the RV that will fit. To be safe, check the campsite photos website to make sure you can fit. There is another beach that is much nicer than the main beach. Follow the road under the bridge to the parking lot. Dogs are also allowed on this beach since it is technically not part of the state park. This is one of the closest state beach campgrounds to LA, so many of the sites are packed with way more than 8 people per site. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Everything you may expect from a good state park camping. It has clean showers and bathrooms and it is very near a beach. Friendly and helpful staff. There are rangers that give guided tours for kids. Worth a recommendation. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We are 3.5 months into a month rv holiday and this was by far the worst park we have stayed in. First of all $42 for no hookups, no view, no privacy and showers that did not work is a liberty! No internet connection, no mobile signal and the beach across the road is terrible. I really cannot fathom why people stay here to be honest as it had no redeeming features whatsoever. I give 1 mark for the friendly welcome from the ranger and 1 for the fact we only booked 1 night thank god! We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Is is our favorite place to camp with friends. We camp here a couple times a year. Although it doesn't have full hook ups, it's walking distance to the beach. It has great hiking trails, and great bicycle trails as well. We always have a great time here. The camp hosts are friendly and nice, and park rangers are helpful. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

I wrote an earlier review of this campground and rated it very highly. I went last month and had a terrible experience. There was a group of campers directly across from us who were loud, obnoxious and drunk the entire weekend. We complained, but the rangers didn't seem to do too much until Saturday night (our last night here). The rangers said that they can't do anything until someone complains, which I thought was ridiculous. If the quiet hours begin at 10:00 PM, shouldn't the rangers be able to enforce that? Also, the park is going on a new "site specific" reservation system beginning in March. If you don't know the sites, you should try to do some research. Some sites are large and spacious with lots of shade, while others are small, cramped, and treeless. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Busy campground but they kept the restrooms clean. We did like how far we were from other campers. The restrooms were clean. We had lots of fun with the beach and sites. Will return next year. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Tent.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campsites with good separation. Excellent for families. Biggest problem we had was lack of cell/aircard wireless service in site #30. Per the website, there is AT&T wifi within a couple of hundred feet of the store, but we were too far away. I would go back if/when we don't need the cell/aircard service. Rate reflects senior discount. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Great campground. Get your reservations early and try to get there early to find a good site. No hookups, so you'll be dry camping, but if you get a shaded site, you'll be happy. Great beach with sea caves close by. Visit the beach at low tide and there are incredible tide pools. My family and I go at least four times a year. They lock the gates at 10:00 PM to keep out the riff-raff. Last few times it was so quiet at night it was incredible. The only sounds you heard were the coyotes in the hills! Incredible place for how close it is to L.A. We camped at Leo Carrillo State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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