Malibu stretches for more than 32 miles/51 kilometers along the Pacific. The rich and famous escape to their oceanfront homes on long strands of beach with front-row seats of surfers and unforgettable sunsets. Surfrider Beach has some of the most perfect waves anywhere, and Zuma Beach is a tanning mecca for locals and families; the weekdays are quieter if that’s your style.
There’s dining and fishing on The Pier, a great place to watch the action at Surfrider beach, and in winter, Point Dume at the north end provides an ideal site for spotting migrating whales.
As difficult as it is to drag yourself far away from the beach, head inland a short distance and you can enjoy a hike thru hills and canyons packed with spring wildflowers and even waterfalls on trails in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area.
Neptune’s Net is a longtime spot where fresh catches, burgers & beer served at picnic tables overlooking the ocean. Jammed on weekends”, this “funky” fish shack on PCH is beloved for its “fresh” seafood matched with “beers galore” and “views of the surf.
With 21 miles of coastline, much of which is viewable as you travel along Pacific Coast Highway has many beautiful beaches. In addition to public access ways to many of the private beaches, there are several popular public beaches also.