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Leo Carrillo State Beach Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 71 photos
Leo Carrillo State Park was named for Leo Carrillo (1880-1961), actor, preservationist and conservationist, who served on the California Beach and Parks commission for eighteen years, and was instrumental in the state's acquisition of the Hearst property at San Simeon.
Carillo is best known by older Americans as the man who played Pancho, the sidekick to Duncan Renaldo's Cisco Kid, an early 1950's TV series. He was also realted to a long line of famous Californians. The park has 1 1/2 miles of beaches for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. You can also explore the tide pools, coastal caves and reefs. There are also facilities for camping, back-country hiking, and nature walks. There is a small visitor center has interpretive displays. During the summer, children's programs are available. The park is open from 7 AM to 10 PM. The gate is locked from 10 PM to 7 AM.
The beach has good facilities for surfing, sailboarding and parasailing.
You can also just relax, meet the people, or just watch the girls walk by.
- Pros:A More Sedate Family Oriented Beach
- Cons:A More Sedate Family Oriented Beach
- In a nutshell:Good to go with the family; but tame for singles
Of course one of the other popular things to do at the beach is watch the people. more travel advice
If you want a little more speed with your surfing try parasailing. You use a parasail to grab the wind and pull you... more travel advice
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