LOS ANGELES COUNTY
NICHOLAS CANYON BEACH
VISIT NICHOLAS CANYON BEACH
Nicholas Canyon is usually less crowded than most Malibu beaches. Surfers refer to this beach as “Zeros” or “Point Zero” and it is one of the few perfect point breaks left in Los Angeles County.
Nicholas Canyon is a great beach for surfing, body surfing, body boarding, swimming, windsailing, and scuba diving.
With almost a mile of beach frontage and 23 acres of property, it is also a great place to take the whole family.
There are several picnic tables, upper and lower parking for 151 cars, restroom facilities, stairs to the beach, and plenty of room for sun bathing and other beach activities.
For a more educational and cultural experience, visitors will be able to see an outdoor working Native American village. Located on a four-acre site at Nicholas Canyon Beach, the Wishtoyo Foundation’s Chumash Village is open for guided tours and presentations, by appointment.
The village showcases a typical day in the life of the Chumash people using replicas of Chumash homes, canoes, tools and handicrafts, ceremonies and celebrations. This offers the public and schoolchildren a unique and multi-sensory experience of what living in a Chumash Village was really like.