Malibu - Zuma Beach
Zuma Beach Location - Zuma Beach is a beautiful white sand beach with very few rocks and is located in the Northern part of Malibu at 30000 Pacific Coast Highway. Many parking lots with plenty of spaces are available for a fee at the entrance. Alternately, you can park along PCH for free to access Zuma. You may also take Westward Beach Road off of PCH where you can park on the side of the road to enjoy "Free Zuma". Westward Beach Road dead ends at Point Dume, so if you do not find any parking, you will need to turn around and come back out. Double check the parking signs to make sure you don't get a ticket or get towed away.
Parking at Free Zuma
Zuma Beach - Good Waves and Soft Sand
Zuma Beach Activities
Zuma Beach Activities - There are several volleyball nets available along the beaches of Zuma to get a group into a game on the sand. Surfing is allowed North of lifeguard tower 14. Boogie boarding and wake boarding is allowed at all locations. Snorkeling is also good at Zuma - just paddle out a ways and you can the Sand Dollars, kelp, and a few halibut in the water. Watch out for rip currents and remember to swim parallel to the shore, if you are caught in one. Pods of Dolphins and California Sea Lions have been known to swim just off shore of this beautiful beach in the summer, too.
Zuma Beach towards Point Dume
Zuma Looking North from the Lagoon
Zuma Beach Facilities
Zuma Beach has many restrooms, changing rooms, and showers to use. There are also Food Concessions at each lot.
If you do not care for the selection at the concession stands or if they are closed, you can pick up some food, drinks, sunscreen, and goodies at Malibu Ranch Market at Busch and PCH at 29575 Pacific Coast Highway or Ralph's at 23841 Malibu Road on PCH.
The old HOWS Trancas Market at the North end of Zuma Beach at 30745 Pacific Coast Hwy has reopened as Vintage Grocers. It is a bit more expensive to purchase your goodies here, but definitely more convenient.