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About Big Rock Beach in Malibu, California

Big Rock Beach is a narrow rocky beach in Malibu that is under water during higher tides. It is named for the big rock just offshore at the point which often has birds perched on top. Other rocks nearby might have seals sunning themselves above the waterline.

Since all California beaches are public below the mean high tide level, Big Rock Beach is always public because the mean high tide level is at the back of the beach. At lower tides the sandy shore is exposed, but this beach is in front of a long stretch of waterfront homes. If that doesn’t bother you, this is a nice beach for walking.

There is a public gate with access to Big Rock Beach at the address 20000 East Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Unfortunately, there is little public parking at this address. If you park across PCH, be careful crossing the street. There’s also a new public gate called the Maritime Rocks Beach Access located just west of Moonshadows Restaurant at 20516 PCH!

20000 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Other Names
Piedra Gorda Canyon
County Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Free street parking
Fishing, Beach Walking, Scuba Diving, Birdwatching
Rocks, No Facilities
Map of Big Rock Beach
Las Flores, US
9:10 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 73°F
L: 64° H: 78°
Feels like 74.08 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 3.31
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:55 am
Sunset: 8:05 pm
Humidity 78 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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