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About Nicholas Canyon County Beach in Malibu, California

Nicholas Canyon County Beach is a long beach in western Malibu that is run by Los Angeles County. Surfers call this beach “Point Zero” or simply “Zeros “for the waves that break on the boulder-strewn point below the parking lot where San Nicolas Canyon meets the shore. You’ll find the sandy beach in the area north of this point.

When you descend from the bluff near the parking area there is a concrete stairway and the remnants of a paved path that crumbled onto the beach in recent years.

During the summer months there is a lifeguard on hand and even a food truck sometimes during peak hours. Picnic tables are available all over this park if you bring a lunch with you.

The parking lot for Nicolas Canyon Beach is open during daylight hours every day. Its well-signed entrance is located on Pacific Coast Highway about a mile south of Leo Carrillo State Park (which has hiking trails and a campground if you’d like to stay and explore the hills). The three small pocket beaches of Robert Meyer Memorial State Beach are nearby to the south of Nicolas Canyon.

33850 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Park Name
Nicholas Canyon Beach Park
Other Names
San Nicolas Canyon, Point Zero, Zeros
County Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees for parking
Surfing, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Swimming, Sunbathing, Picnicking, Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, Tidepooling, Beach Walking
Lifeguards, Picnic Tables, Benches, Restrooms, Showers, Tide Pools, Accessible Features
Map of Nicholas Canyon County Beach
Malibu, US
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