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Amarillo Beach

Amarillo Beach(Malibu Bluffs Recreation Area)

United States, California, Malibu 

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Located in the city of Malibu, Amarillo Beach is a rarely crowded beach situated on the east side of Malibu Road below Malibu Bluffs Park. Also known as Amarilla Beach and Malibu Bluffs Recreation Area, it is very rocky at the eastern end and narrow at the western end. 

If you are looking for amenities, there is a hiking trail that leads up to Malibu Bluffs Park on Malibu Road near the "Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Zone Parkland" sign.

This beach has several activities to offer including fishing, hiking, scuba diving beneath the kelp beds and on the reefs, surfing, swimming, and watching dolphins and seals.  Please note that Amarillo Beach is a public beach below the mean high tide level at some places and below the homes at others.

Getting here is very easy – after you get off of Pacific Coast Highway, drive to Malibu Road through Webb Way. To access the beach, there are several public gates next to houses at 24320, 24436, 24572, and 24712 Malibu Road (east to west) - the last access gate is considered best as the beach is wider there, but careful as there is a storm drain here. Parking is available near these gates along Malibu Road, but be careful to block any driveways.   

If you are looking for nearby attractions, there are many within a 15-minute drive. Spread across six acres, Malibu Bluffs Park is a community park consisting of two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, a playground, a skate park, picnic tables, and a whale watching station. It also hosts many events and sports leagues for children, youths, and adults.  Adamson House Museum which is also known as the "Taj Mahal of Tile" is situated nearby and explores the history of Malibu. If you like hiking, Point Dume is a perfect spot for hiking, especially for beginners because of its natural climbing wall with moderate single-pitch rock climbing routes. Another great option is Malibu Pier, a tourist attraction site famous for its iconic dual white towers, rough-hewn planks, two restaurants, five stores, and an observation deck where you can fish and look for dolphins. 

If you get hungry, there are many restaurants within an eight-minute drive of Amarillo Beach. Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market & Patio Café is an American seafood restaurant that was mentioned in "Where to Eat, Drink and Find Adventure in Malibu, California" by Wine Enthusiast.  If you like Asian cuisine, try the vegetarian-friendly Japanese restaurant Bui Sushi that features sushi and sake. The local vegetarian-friendly eatery Marmalade Café - Malibu offers soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, pasta, and breakfast options. 

If you are looking for a place to stay, you can drive six-minutes to Nobu Ryokan Malibu, an intimate, 16-room 5-Star beachfront hotel featuring a fitness center with a gym. Malibu Beach Inn is a 4-Star hotel with a bar, spa, and restaurant that is located on Carbon Beach, which has been nicknamed Billionaires’ Beach due to the many ultrawealthy homeowners and incredibly expensive homes there. The 3-Star pet-friendly hotel Malibu Country Inn has a pool and an outdoor fireplace. If you are looking for an affordable option, The M Malibu offers a pool and wine tasting sessions. 

Top Amenities at Amarillo Beach


  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Scuba Diving

  • Surfing

  • Access

  • Car Access

  • Foot Access

  • Parking - Street

  • Public Bus Stop

  • Stairs to Beach

  • Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Amarillo Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Amarillo Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

    Does Amarillo Beach have lifeguards?

    No, Amarillo Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Amarillo Beach a family-friendly beach?

    Amarillo Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Amarillo Beach good for swimming?

    Amarillo Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

    Does Amarillo Beach have restrooms?

    Amarillo Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

    Is Amarillo Beach a nude beach?

    No, Amarillo Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Amarillo Beach?

    Amarillo Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

    What are the activities at Amarillo Beach?

    Amarillo Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Fishing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Surfing.

    Does Amarillo Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    Amarillo Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Amarillo Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    Amarillo Beach is not dog-friendly.

    Is Amarillo Beach good for surfing?

    Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at Amarillo Beach.


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