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The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is committed to providing maximum public coastal access to the spectacular Malibu coastline where the Santa Monica Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.  In partnership with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the MRCA manages a robust Coastal Access Program within the City of Malibu that includes 12 Malibu beach accessways and two coastal overlooks along various Malibu beaches, as well as Lechuza Beach, Escondido Beach and Carbon-La Costa Beach.  The MRCA is also planning for the development of several other beach accessways to be opened in the future. For more information about Malibu beach access locations please visit: https://www.coastal.ca.gov/YourCoast/#/map OR download “Our Malibu Beaches”  for free on the App Store or Google Play.


Last Updated July 22, 2021

MRCA Beach Accessways

CURRENTLY OPEN

Miramar Coastal Overlook (Las Tunas Beach); between 19620 & 19562 Pacific Coast Highway 

Dolphin View Coastal Overlook (Big Rock Beach); between 19812 & 19768 Pacific Coast Highway 

Carbon Beach East (Carbon Beach); 22126 Pacific Coast Highway

Carbon Beach West (Carbon Beach); 22500 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu Road East Access (Amarillo Beach); 24038 Malibu Road

Escondido Beach at Geoffrey’s Restaurant; 27400 Pacific Coast Highway

Escondido Beach; 27420-27428 Pacific Coast Highway

Latigo Beach; 26500 Latigo Shore Drive

Lechuza Beach at East Sea Level Drive; 31544 Broad Beach Road 

Lechuza Beach at Bunnie Lane Entrance; 31736 & 31712 Broad Beach Road

Lechuza Beach at West Sea Level Drive adjacent to Broad Beach Road; 31885 Sea Level Drive

CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Maritime Rocks Beach Access Project

Located between 20516 & 20466 Pacific Coast Highway, this beach access site is currently closed for the construction of new public beach access improvements, which will be completed by mid-summer 2021.  New public beach access improvements will include view permeable fencing, gate, stairway, and decomposed footpath along the highway shoulder. Public access and parking are not available during construction. We appreciate your patience while the site is enhanced for safer public access.

Malibu Pier Beach Access Project

Located at 23000 Pacific Coast Highway (Malibu Pier parking lot), this beach access site is currently open with improvements to two staircases under construction, which will be completed by Summer 2021.

NEW COASTAL ACCESS

Carbon-La Costa Beach

21704-21714 Pacific Coast Highway

Carbon-La Costa Unpermitted Fence Removal Fact Sheet

SMMC Response to Public Comment @ SCC 5/27/21

SMMC Correction to The Malibu Times and Mayor Grisanti

SMMC Presentation to CA Coastal Commission 05/12/21

SMMC Presentation to CA Coastal Commission 06/09/21

Presentation to SMMC Board 07/19/21

Penelope, Cole and Ava PCH Undercrossing (Escondido Beach)

West of the intersection of Via Escondido Drive and Pacific Coast Highway

 

NEW JOB POSTING

Coastal Planning Project Manager

 

MRCA-Managed Parks in the Coastal Zone

For more than 25 years, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) and its partners the Santa Monica Mountains ConservancyLos Angeles County California State Parks, California Coastal Commission, State Coastal Conservancy, National Park Service and non-profit and community-based organizations,  cooperatively work to provide maximum public access to beaches, coastal trails and coastal resources along the 21-mile Malibu coast and the public trail networks and parklands within the 156,000-acre Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. 

View Map of MRCA’s Coastal Zone Parks and Projects

MRCA’s Coastal Access Program complements the MRCA’s park, natural resource habitat protection, and the LA River programs. In addition to beach accessways, the MRCA’s Coastal Access Program includes coastal parks and trailheads across 27,000 acres of open space in the coastal zone that extend from Malibu’s beaches inland to King Gillette Ranch The Coastal Access Program also includes planning and development of future beach accessways, parks, and trails, such as the long-envisioned 73-mile Coastal Slope Trail, a part of the statewide California Coastal Trail. Current MRCA parks in the coastal zone include:

Temescal Gateway Park

Tuna Canyon Park

Cameron Nature Preserve at Puerco Canyon

Corral Canyon Park – Sara Wan Trailhead

Escondido Canyon Park

King Gillette Ranch

Red Rock Canyon Park

Lechuza Beach

Malibu Road Beach Access

Seminole Overlook

CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Ramirez Canyon Coastal Vista & Trailhead

In May 2020, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) acquired 24-acres referred to as the Ramirez Canyon Coastal Vista & Trailhead. The park is currently closed to the public. The existing approx. one-mile loop trail and proposed trailhead amenities are not yet open and awaiting permit approval.


Contact Us

Elena Eger
elena.eger@mrca.ca.gov
310.589.3230  ext. 136