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Point Mugu State Beach Camping

Point Mugu Camping Adventure

Point Mugu State Beach – Malibu Beach Camping: If you’re searching for the ultimate beachside adventure, the Point Mugu State Beach Campsite is for you! Located adjacent to the Point Mugu hiking trail, this California beach campsite sites on the border of Los Angeles & Ventura. It’s remote location is ideal for hikers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Point Mugu’s open hiking trails provide epic panoramic views of California’s undeveloped coastline. The trails continue back behind the campsite can continue for over 30 miles. If that sounds too adventurous, don’t worry; there is a there is a 5 mile loop, which connects back to the beach.

When booking a reservation online, there are (2) campsites at Point Mugu: Sycamore Canyon & Thornhill Broome Beach. Sycamore Canyon is about a 5 minute walk to the beach and surrounded in a tree grove. It’s more protected from the wind and sheltered area. Thornhill Broome Beach is directly on the beach and features RV and campsite parking. Both campsites feature fire pits. Campsites start at $35/night and required advance reservation during the busy season. Although reservations are taking online for Thornhill Broome Beach, the beach sites are unreserved and are served first come, first serve upon arrival. To make a reservation online, click here.

Estimated Time: 24 hours (overnight camping)

Total Distance: 4-5 miles (round-trip)

Trail Pictures

Map & Directions

Total Distance (miles)


Point Mugu features over 70 miles of hiking trails and 5 miles of coastline.

Total Estimated Time (hours)

Mugu Rock has been featured in several television shows & movies.

Point Mugu Malibu Camping Photo Gallery

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When to Go

Year-Round: The Point Mugu campsite is very popular during the summer months and requires an advance reservation. If you’re feeling more adventurous and want to experience less crowds, try camping during the winter months as it is often less crowded.

Dog Friendly

Yes, dogs on leashes are allowed at the Point Mugu campgrounds.

Point Mugu Campsite & Trail Map

Trail Directions

Point Mugu State Park Address: 9000 Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Why We Liked It

Camping in Malibu is an incredible overnight experience – featuring sleeping on the beach, campfires and morning ocean swims! Although you are near urban Los Angeles, you are able to really get away from it all and be completely surrounded in nature. Malibu features over 25 miles of scenic coastline to soothe the heart and soul. We hope to return soon!

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