Leo Carrillo State Park
|Leo Carrillo State Park|
View from Leo Carrillo State Park's sea cave
|Location||Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California, USA|
|Nearest city||Malibu, California|
|Area||2,513 acres (10.17 km2)|
|Governing body||California Department of Parks and Recreation|
Leo Carrillo State Park 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 along the Malibu Coast 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. It is named for actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo (1881–1961), who served on the State Parks commission.
Leo Carrillo State Park offers swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing, and beachcombing. Beachgoers can explore tide pools, sea caves, and reefs. Away from shore there is a campground and backcountry hiking trails.
Actors such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis, Nancy Sinatra, Dick Clark and other celebrities have been featured in films shot here.
Other movies filmed here include:
- Gidget (1959)
- Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
- Grease (1978)
- 50 First Dates (2004)
- Psycho Beach Party (2000)
- The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
- The Usual Suspects (1995)
- Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
- Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
- Monster From The Surf (1965)
- Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
- The Craft (1996).
- That Thing You Do! (1996)
- Cast Away (2000)
- Orange County (2002)
- She's All That (1999)
- The Karate Kid (1984)
- Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
- Slave Girl (1947)
- Trader Tom of the China Seas (1954)
- Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1957)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Mentalist (2008–2015)
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