Leo Carrillo SP

State Park

Leo Carrillo State Park has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking. 

Junior Rangers and campfire programs are offered during the summer.  The Visitor Center has interpretive displays on tidepools and gray whales. School field trips are offered durring the school year.   

The park was named after Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist. Leo Carrillo served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, and was instrumental in the state's acquisition of the Hearst property at San Simeon. He was related by blood and marriage to a long line of distinguished original Californians. Leo's greatest fame came from his portrayal of Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series.

Location/Directions: The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)

Please Note:  The park recently switched from coin-operated showers to token-operated showers. The token machines accept ONLY one dollar bills. Change for larger bills is not available at this time.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Gate is locked from 10pm to 8am.
    No entry after 10pm.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (310) 457-8143

  • Region

    Los Angeles County


    Los Angeles

  • Max Camper Length:

    31 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    31 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Camping Reservations & Information

TDD: 1-800-274-7275
Online Camping Reservations

General Information

Campground Address
35000 West Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

Visitor Center Hours
Fridays & Saturdays
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(Hours are dependent on docent availability)

Special Events & Weddings
310/457-8144 ext.1

Filming & Photography Permits

Education & Interpretation Programs
School and youth group reservations are closed through summer of 2014.  Contact us in September for fall 2014. 

Dogs in Parks

Dogs on a leash are allowed in the Park's day use areas, campground and north beach (north of lifeguard tower 3). Dogs are not allowed on backcountry trails or south beach (south of lifeguard tower 3).

Camping Adventures Trailer Rentals
Delivering travel trailers to your campsite.