point magu

When you want to get away from the beaten path traveled by the majority of tourists that come to Los Angeles, Point Mugu won’t disappoint you.  While it is a bit of a drive, once you get north of Malibu the traffic thins out and you can just enjoy a beautiful drive along the Southern California Coastline.

It is located up the coastline past Malibu, El Matador Beach, and Mulholland Hwy.  After you pass Yerba Buena Rd you will come to a point on the highway.  Once you round the curve it will be right to your left.  There is a parking lot with reasonable rates.  Go south of the parking lot to find the area pictured above. Point Mugu, California is a cape or promontory within Point Mugu State Park on the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County, near the town of Port Hueneme and the city of Oxnard. The park has 5 miles of shoreline and more than 70 miles of hiking trails. Just beyond this point the Pacific Coast Highway pulls away from the coast and travels into Oxnard.

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While Magu Point is not quite as spectacular as El Matador Beach, it is easily accessible.  El Matador requires a hike down a very steep staircase to the beach.  It is not for the elderly or out of shape. And whatever beach you choose, don’t forget your Sunscreen Spray

Photo Credit: Mark Stout Photography.  Prints of this scenic California coastline image or rights to license it for editorial or commercial uses are available here.

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