- The list below includes 305 free or cheap things to do in or near Malibu, California, including 123 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Hiking Trails, National & State Parks and Farms & Ranches.
- From Point Dume State Beach & Preserve to Pepperdine University, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Malibu and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Simi Valley and Beverly Hills.
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Westward Beach Drive and Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA MoreLess Info
Westward Beach is popular with surfers who often find one of the heaviest beach breaks here in the Southern California area. The beach is also popular for swimming, surfing, whale watching, scuba diving and fishing.
One of the only year round waterfalls in the mountains of Malibu can be found within Solstice Canyon. A variety of hiking paths are available through the area, including relatively easy hike toward the rim and a more strenuous six mile hike through the lower part of the canyon.
Famous for its rare beauty, El Matador State Beach features striking cliffs, rock formations, and deep blue water. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards on weekends, and features public restrooms at the trailhead.
Point Mugu State Park has more than 70 miles of hiking trails inland and 5 miles of ocean shoreline. Hiking, bicycle riding, camping, surf fishing and plenty of other things can prove the site worthy of a visit.
86% 192 votes
35000 W Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 MoreLess Info
Spanning a total of 1.5 miles along the coast, Leo Carrillo State Beach is a public beach commonly visited by locals and guests alike. Those at the beach commonly enjoy swimming, surfing, or windsurfing when the weather is nice.
85% 149 votes
35000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 MoreLess Info
Leo Carrillo State Park & Beach has available 1,5 miles of beach and plenty of back-country trails. Swimming, surfing and fishing are some of the things to be done on the shore, as long as the campgrounds are available.