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Nicholas Canyon Beach

Location: 33850 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, CA 90265

How to get there

Drive one mile South of Leo Carrillo on Pacific Coast Highway between Mulholland Highway and Decker Road.

About Nicholas Canyon

Known to the local surfing community as Zeros the Nicholas Canyon beach is comparatively less crowded than other Malibu beaches.  It is located below a bluff where you will find parking, restrooms and picnic tables.  many people just stop to enjoy the view, but if you hike down to the beach as well you can enjoy the sands and watching the local surfing community.

Easily accessible by bus the beach also has restrooms and disabled facilities.  It is well loved by surfers, divers, and those who want to beach fish.

Parking fees vary according to season but are no more than $10 per day during the peak season.

Parking lot map: here

Nicholas Canyon County Beach

Parking fees: Winter $3.00 to $8.00; Summer $3.00 to $10.00

Food: Food truck during summer months parked in the lot at the top of the bluff

Lifeguards are on duty during daylight hours.

Here is Nicholas Canyon Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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