Malibu Lagoon State Park
||State - California
Region - Southern
County - Los Angeles
Nearest City - Malibu
||Placed by - Gnosis 4-H Club
Placed On - August 11th, 2003
Number of Boxes - 2
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||General Rating - Fully Accessible
Open to all ages including early walkers and those in
wheelchairs. Distance can be covered at a walking pace of 2+ miles per
hour with no or almost no inclines of more than 100 feet. Trail may or
may not be paved but is suitable for wheeled transportation (strollers,
walkers, wheelchairs) and is safe for the visually impaired. Box
located less than 1/4 mile from parking area.
The boxes are located on the grounds of the Malibu Lagoon museum and
gift shop and the Adamson House. The boxes are NOT on the beach
but hidden within the gardens themselves, so wheeled transportation
should prove no difficulty provided a support person can go down the few
stairs to fetch the boxes.
Directions and Location Information
||The beach features 22 acres of
wetlands, flower gardens and sandy beach. The lagoon is where Malibu
Creek meets the sea. Malibu Surfrider Beach has a long standing as a
premier surfing beach.
On the east side of Malibu Creek Bridge, Malibu Pier allows for
excellent saltwater fishing. On the west side of Malibu Creek Bridge,
visitors will find picnic tables and a nature area, excellent for bird
watching and a the study of a greatly diminished eco-system a Southern
California saltwater marsh.
Guided tours of the wetlands and other natural elements such as grunion,
the monarch butterfly, tidepools, and the gray while are scheduled
seasonally. Cultural history tours of Chumash life and other early
Malibu residents, the railroad and more, is also offered.
The grounds are open from 8am until sunset,
seven days a week. The museums and tours are available Wednesday through
Saturday starting at 11am.
From Either Direction
From Santa Monica, follow the Pacific Coast Highway 13 miles west.
From the 101 Freeway, exit at Las Virgenes Road, proceed 10-miles west
through Malibu Canyon, turn left at Pacific Coast Highway, travel
Latitude/Longitude: 34.0333 / -118.6783
The State Beach parking lot is located on the west side of the Malibu
Creek Bridge. A county parking lot is located directly in front of the
Vehicles are not allowed on the grounds unless the license plate
displays the disabled emblem. Disabled access to the museum and the
first floor of the house is available. A video of the upper floor is
available upon request.
||The nearest parking to the boxes is the county lot on the
east side of the bridge. However, the lagoon is lovely and the walk from
the west parking area is not far (less than 1/4 mile), so if beach
walking isn't a problem, park there and walk over to the grounds by
following the right hand path down through the wetlands and down to the
ocean. From there, turn left and head towards the Adamson House.
#1 - The Boat House Box
Find the boat house on the grounds.
On the beach side of the boat house, you'll see a small path leading
down to the lagoon. There are a few steps here. At the bottom of the
On your left, you'll see the retaining wall makes a 90-degree turn
towards the water. The box is hidden under the plants where the angle in
the wall is located.
#2 - Surfrider Box
Find the swimming pool on the grounds.
On the beach side of the pool, you'll see a small path leading down
to the lower portion of the gardens.
Go down the first two steps and you'll see the path turn to the right
before going down seven more steps. Stop at the top of the seven steps.
Look to your left (if you can tear your eyes away from the ocean to
your right and in front of you) and you'll see a single person seat in
the shade formed by the wall (not the bench at the bottom of the seven
Take a seat and enjoy the view. As you are relaxing, reach down into
the plants with your right hand. The box is hidden under that squat
palm-looking plant about a foot from where you sit under the bushes and