Malibu Beach RV Park: Camping Sites Helpful Reviews

Malibu Beach RV Park: Camping Sites Helpful Reviews

Are you tired of a long drive just to have that peaceful vibe brought by the ocean waves? What if you can go on a short drive to Southern California’s most visited waterfronts for a quick but pleasant taste of sunset, salty air, and ocean breeze.

This park offers a year-round of all that, and just as thrilled to welcome you around these RV parks. Famous tourist attractions surround this place and are accessible to anyone with a mix of active sports and other nice activities. Get it all at Malibu Beach RV Park.

Stretching 21 miles on Southern California’s waterfront, Los Angeles is a scenic beauty of fresh air, amazing skies day in day out with heavenly sunsets and majestic dark skies for stargazing.

This place is perfect for lone travelers and groups alike for its Mediterranean climate and beautiful oceanfront. Campers plagued the place to get all that gypsy vibe and were given the term “The Bu” by the surfers and locals. It is popular for its natural assets and open spaces and its stable place in the entertainment industry. 

Movie stars would go to this place filled with unique cultural mixes that give vibrancy to the already full of life vibe. In here, you’ll find amazing landscapes that stretch out for miles. Malibu (MAL)  is a place worth considering on your next trip.

Should you be thinking of visiting it, below are the essential details that can help you make that thought into a well-planned trip. So read on.

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Basic Details

This table will provide you with the basic details of the place that could be helpful should you plan a weekend getaway alone or with your family.

Operational Hours

Check-in time: 1:00 PM (No Early Check-In is allowed)

Check out time: 12:00 PM  (noon)

Reservation

(800) 622-6052 Toll-Free

(310) 456-6052 Local

Customer Service Availability Time Frame

Monday to Sunday: 8 AM to 6 PM

Busiest Season

Summer

Address

25801 Pacific Coast Hwy, MAL, CA 90265

Location Information

Latitude: 34.03446806163877

Longitude: -118.73849968582111

Direction

This image is the site map, with the possible helpful directions you can choose to reach this place.

Direction
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From junction of US-101 and Las Virgenes/MAL Canyon Road exit, South 13 miles on MAL Canyon Road (tunnel with 16′ clearance) to Highway 1(Pacific Coast Highway), NW 2 miles turn (Right); or From the junction of Highway 1 and MAL Canyon Road (at Pepperdine University), NW 2 miles on Highway 1 turn (Right).

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Campsite History and Interesting Facts

Campsite History and Interesting Facts
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The government consolidated the community of MAL into the City of MAL in 1991. You will find the Malibu Beach RV Park and is the sole recreational vehicle park that you can find in MAL in this city.  

The owner’s vision was to focus on the business to serve the visitors rather than monthly residents. In this way, it allows the park to retain a much better image and is enjoyable for many people who would visit the park. 

Composed of 142 recreational vehicle areas and 35 tent sites that operate year-round, there is a huge chance you can book a specific date whenever you want. And because it’s a 21-mile stretch facing the sea, all areas have an amazing view of either the mountains or ocean.

Being the only waterfront park in MAL, this park is highly well known, especially among the surfers and travelers seeking an adventure to explore locally.

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Numerous local treasures make travelers come back for more. These RV parks are known for many things, and onsite activities such as dolphin watching, whale watching, body surfing, and outdoor swimming are just some of the activities that surfers and campers love to do. 

There are more activities that travelers can enjoy here, like beachcombing, body surfing, hiking, and fishing. You will love the amenities of these RV parks, too. They offer a recreational room with a good entertainment system, table tennis, outdoor game room with a pool table, table tennis, pet trails, kid’s area, restrooms, RV parks hookup, laundry facilities, shower rooms, and convenience store, and propane.

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Beachcombing
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Besides all these perks, MAL is popular with some astonishing public RV parks. To name a few, you will find Point Mugu State Park, located in the Santa Monica Mountains. These wonderful RV parks offer a 5-mile ocean shoreline stretch of sandy waterfronts, rocky bluffs, rugged hills, dunes, and uplands. 

Not only that, but it also has an array of wide grassy valleys adorned with oaks, sycamores, some local walnuts, and two major river canyons. 

There are also more than 70 miles of hiking trails, which allows for body surfing, surf fishing, and swimming. To cater to campers’ needs and fully utilize these RV Parks offers nature trails, full hookups, restrooms, and showers. 

The RV parks in Point Mugu State Park are the sole RV parks that offer a public campground that boasts its magnificent natural assets.

Campsite Natural Assets

MAL is popular for its one of a kind waterfronts such as El Matador State Waterfront, Zuma Waterfront, and MAL Lagoon State Waterfront. On these waterfronts, guests can expect amazing oceanic views that are perfect and ideal for all kinds of surfing.

Its miles of silky sand is also ideal for picnics, shell-searching, and waterfront volleyball. Here you visitors will also find the Point Dume State Waterfront and Preserve, the Leo Carrillo State Park and Waterfront, MAL Pier, and Paradise Cove.

You can take advantage of these waters by doing wind-surfing, boating, paddle-boarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, and surfing. Meanwhile, you can surely enjoy numerous activities such as horseback riding, exploring, bird watching, zip-lining, group sports, and games for land adventures. You can also visit the local parks for a good hiking adventure.

Campsite Natural Assets
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Tourists’ local favorite spots include Santa Monica Mountain Forest National Recreation Area, Topanga State Park, Solstice Canyon, MAL Creek State RV Parks, and Point Mugu State RV Parks.

Should you want to take hiking to a serious level, you can visit Trancas Canyons, Zuma, Backbone Trail, and Charmlee Wilderness Forest Park. On the other hand, if you are a history buff and seeking to know some national historical background, MAL is also a hot spot for museums and historical areas.

Campsite Natural Assets
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Either you seek to explore the site’s national cultural heritage or wonder about its historical upbringings; there are places you can visit to satisfy your curiosity. Places like the Frederick R. Weisman National Museum, Adamson House, and MAL lagoon Museum are the areas where you can pay a quick tour.

If you seek urban exploration, this city also offers various local shops that will surely keep you entertained. These are Rosenthal Wine Bar  & Patio, MAL Family Wines, the MAL Country Mart, a shopping center, and Frederick Weisman Museum of Art.

Rosenthal Wine Bar
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AMENITIES

Below are the available features and amenities you can enjoy in your stay in Malibu Beach RV Parks.

FacilitiesPark FeaturesAmusementHookups & Connectivity
✓ Restrooms/Sewer✓ Kid-Friendly❌ Pool✓ Cable/Sat. TV Hookup
✓ Laundry✓ Pet-Friendly✓ Recreation Trails✓ Full Hookup
✓ Showers✓ Big Rig Access✓ Rec Room✓ Electric 50 AMP
✓ Pet Friendly Area✓ 55+ Only✓ Playground✓ WiFi
✓ Propane Available✓ Tent Camping❌ Casino✓ Sewer
✓ Park Store✓ Pull-thru Areas❌ Beach✓ Central Water Spigot
❌ Landing Strip❌ Cabins / Cottages / Yurts❌ Fishing✓ Public Phone
❌ Clubhouse❌ Group Camping✓ Biking✓ Water
❌ Cafe / Snack Bar✓ Dump Station/Sewer❌ Boating
❌ Picnic Shelter✓ Dispersed Camping❌ Gym/Workout Facilities
❌ Horse Camp❌ Boondocking❌ Golf
❌ Group Kitchen✓ Horseshoes
❌ Restrooms: vault❌Mini-Golf
❌ Firewood Available❌Pickleball
❌Outdoor Courts
❌Water Access

AVTIVITIES

Here is the list of different activities you can enjoy by yourself or with a group of friends and family.

  • Ocean swimming
  • Dolphin watching (all year)
  • Whale watching (March/April and October/November)
  • Bodysurfing
  • Beachcombing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking in stunning neighboring State Parks
  • Recreation room with huge screen TV
  • Outdoor recreation room with pool table and table tennis
  • Children’s play area
  • Hiking tracks
  • Dog walk zone

HOUSE CELEBRITY TOURS

You will be amazed to know that MAL is a city of stars, with dozens of famous movie stars, performing artists, and musicians living or working in this place.   

This place has never run out of nice and fun things to keep you entertained as travelers can take full advantage of guides and great tours, and that includes The MAL Wine Trail Tour, more than 40 celebrity homes, Santa Monica Place, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Brunch and Wine Tasting Tours, and MAL Waterfront tours.

House Celebrity Tours
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House Celebrity Tours
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Other than that, guests can also enjoy the Twilight and Wine Dine Tour, The Ronald Reagan Library Tour, Deluxe Santa Monica Sightseeing Tour, and the Sunrise Hiking Tour.

ENTERTAINMENT SPOTS IN MALIBU BEACH RV PARK

As MAL is a center for everything entertaining, there is a full schedule of interesting events yearly. Guests can expect a long list of traveling musicians from various music and huge nice public events.

Entertainment spots in Malibu Beach RV Park
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Entertainment spots in Malibu Beach RV Park
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FESTIVALS

One to look forward to is the MAL Summer Kick-Off Concert; this event is one of the best shows in the area. Another one would be the La Dessert Fest, Eat-See-Hear, MAL, And La Beer is also known for its Film Screening among the forthcoming directors and well-established members of the local movie community. 

There are also festivals such as art shows, dance, and comedy festivals throughout the year.

Festivals
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Festivals
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THE FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY AROUND MALIBU BEACH RV PARK

If you are a connoisseur of different cuisines and wine, MAL is just a good place to practice your savant taste. MAL provides a rich culinary landscape, factoring in varieties of tastes and culinary styles.

It is a place where renowned chefs worldwide have established their restaurants here, providing world-class food for the tourists to enjoy and savor. Now, travelers of different cultures could enjoy a strong mix of food flavors. 

Campers into Italian cuisine are Casa Nostra, Tra di Noi, and Gravina MAL. Are you a Japanese cuisine lover? Many restaurants offer authentic Japanese cuisines like Hanami Sushi, Nobu MAL, and Bui Sushi.

The food you can enjoy around Malibu Beach RV Park
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The food you can enjoy around Malibu Beach RV Park
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Suppose you are not very adventurous when it comes to food. In that case, there is a lot of traditional American food that you can indulge yourself in and will surely satisfy your tastebuds. 

There are restaurants like Boa Prime Steakhouse-Agoura, Mastro Ocean’s Club, and a line of Caribbean flavors, Asian restos, bakeries, good cafes, bars, wineries, and breweries to fill you with layers of bursting savory.

Boa Prime Steakhouse-Agoura
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Mastro Ocean's Club
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FITNESS/RELAXATION

Apart from various choices of food, time to get fit. And you will not go wrong because MAL has excellent classes and activities so that you can burn all those calories.  You can engage or subscribe to these activities before you head out to town.

Suppose you want to visit one of these centers, you can drop by the Bay Club Pacific Palisades, MAL Racquet Club, Swim Center, and Calabasas Tennis.

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For relaxation, you can try yoga studios, dance fitness classes, and if you wish to have a bit of massage, there are spas you can choose from that offer various massage services. These are all great for people who are fitness enthusiasts who want to stay active while on vacation.

Fitness-Relaxation
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MAL houses some of the great historical museums in California. If you are a history buff, you will most likely enjoy visiting these heritages like Reyes Adobe Historic Site, The Water Garden, Strathearn Historical Parks & Museum, and the Leonis Adobe & Plummer House Museum. 

You may also enjoy Peter Strauss Ranch, MAL Lagoon, and Santa Monica Stairs. These are great spots for many recreational vehicle owners for spontaneous reunions and weddings, so if you are in the area, don’t pass out the chance to visit these awesome sites!

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SITE POLICIES

To give you a piece of helpful information about what types of vehicles you should not bring to this campground as the staff will not receive you in, we listed them below with images.

DIFFERENT RESTRICTED WHEELS MODELS

Truck Tent Lodging

Truck Tent Lodging
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Truck Tent Lodging
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Vehicle Tent Lodging

Vehicle Tent Lodging
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Vehicle Tent Lodging
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Our canopy area does not allow any wheels. Thus, wheel canopy lodging is prohibited at Malibu Beach RV Park.

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wheel canopy lodging
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Tiny House

Tiny House
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Tiny House
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These hauls are not identified as RV or Travel vans, and so as per policy, they are not allowed in the campgrounds.

Preparations Before Heading To RV Parks

There’s nothing like it when you travel well-prepared, especially when it’s your first time to go there. So here we listed down some helpful recreational vehicle essentials that you add or prepare beforehand.

RV ESSENTIALS

  • RV Blinds – if you are a privy person, you might as well have put reliable blinds in your recreational vehicle. Not only will it protect the inside of your camper from the harsh sunlight from entering your recreational vehicle, but also it thermoregulates the inside of your recreational vehicle. 
  • Door Locks – As we mentioned, MAL has many things to entertain and keep you away from your recreational vehicle, so having a door lock you can depend on is a must. 
  • RV Battery – Although there are full hookups in MAL, even so, to avoid the trouble of charging up, you must bring with you a helpful battery that won’t let you down and can cater to all your devices’ need for electrical charge. 

Nearby Hotels/Inns

Don’t have a recreational vehicle? Or doesn’t feel like traveling with it? Don’t worry, we listed down some of the best hotels near the area and all you have is choose.

Here are the hotels near the campground:

These are the hotels with varying views and prices according to your budget and preference. You can still look for hotels suitable for your stay.

Nearby Restaurants

These restaurants are the nearest and probably the cheapest you can find around the campground. Other restaurants are still nearer and cheaper than these, and you may check them out using Google engine.

Here are the neighboring restaurants that might be helpful with your search:

Camp Rates and Fees

Here is the glance table for each type of rate the campground offers on different occasions and seasons as management staff.

HOLIDAY

RATE 

EASTER WEEKEND UPCHARGE

+20.00 USD/night stay for all recreational vehicle areas/ +10 USD for Tent site (Fri, Sat, & Sun)

EASTER WEEKEND UPCHARGE

+20.00 USD/night stay for all recreational vehicle areas/ +10 USD for Tent site (Fri, Sat, & Sun)

PRESIDENT’S DAY

+20.00 USD/night stay for all recreational vehicle areas/ +$10 for Tent site (Fri, Sat, & Sun)

4TH OF JULY WEEKEND UPCHARGE

+90.00 USD/night for all recreational vehicle Ocean View lodging areas/ +$35.00/night for all RV Mountain View lodging areas/ +$10.00/night stay for all Tent sites (Fri, Sat, & Sun).

LABOR DAY WEEKEND UPCHARGE

+$40.00/night for all recreational vehicle camping areas/ $10.00/night stay for all Tent lodging areas(Sat & Sun).

CHRISTMAS DAY UPCHARGE

+$20.00/night stay for all RV areas/ +$10 for Tent site.

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND UPCHARGE

$20.00/night stay for all recreational vehicle areas/ +$10 for Tent sites (Thurs, Fri, & Sat)

NEW YEAR’S EVE & NEW YEAR’S DAY UPCHARGE

+$40.00/night stay for all recreational vehicle areas/ +$10 for Tent site.

For more details on rates, you may check it here.

Booking and Payment Policies

Here are the things you must know about these RV parks’ booking and payment procedures.

  • If you want to reserve and stay in a good location, you can book a year in advance. It is recommended if you want a good spot, but the rate could vary without prior notice.
  • The listed rate is for two people, one recreational vehicle, one vehicle, and no pets. It does not include holiday surcharges, and these rates do not include a 15% occupancy tax.
  • You can occupy the site with seven people as the maximum per recreational vehicle site that includes the guests and four persons maximum/tent site, including guests. 
  • For additional charges: children five years of age and under –no charge. The youth of 6-17 years is with a charge of $5 each/night stay.
  • Pet charges: You will pay 3$/approved pet (2 pets maximum/RV site, including visitors). The management will charge $10 for an extra vehicle/night stay.
  • If your recreational vehicle is running at 50 AMP, you must select the site with 50 AMP hookups.

SoCal’s (South California) MAL will give you everything to adventure down to relaxation you’ve wanted to have. Whether you’re an extreme sports connoisseur or a foodie and fests goer, MAL will cover just about everything. Malibu Beach RV Park will bring out the wild in you in a good way. So, put this campground on your next destination and be amazed by its beauty and endless great nature.

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