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Malibu Lagoon State Park

Geographical Information

State - California
Region - Southern
County - Los Angeles
Nearest City - Malibu

Box Information

Placed by - Gnosis 4-H Club 
Placed On - August 11th, 2003
Number of Boxes - 2
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Accessibility Information

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.

Specific Details
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 1.5-miles east. 

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 Adamson House.

Disabled Access

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.

Clues

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 stairs, stop.

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 steps.)

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 grasses. 

 

2003, Gnosis 4-H Club
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