Leo Carrillo State Beach
Leo Carrillo State Beach is a state park of California, United States, and a component of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area preserving 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beach at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. California State Route 1 runs through the park, where it intersects with the western terminus of the Mulholland Highway. The 2,513-acre (1,017 ha) park was established in 1953 and is named for actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo (1880–1961), who served on the State Parks commission.
Leo Carrillo State Park offers open water swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing, and beachcombing. Beachgoers can explore tide pools, sea caves, and reefs. Away from shore there is a shady campground and backcountry hiking trails.
Movies and Television
Leo Carillo Beach has been a popular location for photographers and movies. Movies filmed there include Gidget, Grease, 1984's The Karate Kid, The Craft, Point Break, The Usual Suspects, Inception, and Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus.