Malibu is an affluent beachfront suburb of Los Angeles which offers beautiful scenic views along the Pacific Coast Highway. Let me personalize a Malibu tour that suits your interests!
Suggested Malibu Outings:
Pacific Coast Highway – Malibu is known for its extraordinary views and multi-million-dollar mansions. It’s a beautiful drive along the PCH, the nicest part being between Malibu Canyon Road and Mugu Rock. There’s plenty of opportunities for gawking and picture-taking, whether it’s just the amazing beachside scenery or the majestic hillside homes.
Point Dume State Beach – Beautiful cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access. Enjoy incredible views encompassing the entire Santa Monica Bay, north Malibu Coast, inland Santa Monica Mountains and distant Catalina Island on a clear day. Remember the final scene of the Planet of the Apes with Charlton Heston? Only the Statue of Liberty is missing.
Zuma Beach – One of the largest and most beautiful beaches in the County of Los Angeles. Because of its proximity to the major movie studios, Zuma Beach has been a popular filming location. It was a frequently used site for the television series Baywatch and also numerous film as well as many television episodes.
Seaside restaurants and seafood shacks: Gladstones – Located where Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway. There’s no better place to enjoy fresh seafood, a Mai Tai and a beautiful sunset. Neptune’s Net – A seaside vacation and lunch all in one, this Malibu shack is a find for super-fresh fish and a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Malibu Seafood – A local fish shack with fresh seafood along with a beautiful view of the beach right in front of you. And you cannot argue with the prices.
El Matador Beach – Great for photography with many stunning landscapes. Walk down some stairs to get here but worth it for the breathtaking views such as the amazing rock formations which emerge from the sea.
Leo Carrillo State Park – 1.5 miles of beach for swimming and surfing or check out the coastal caves and go up onto the bluffs for a breathtaking view of the shoreline. The beach also has tide pools and reefs for exploring.
J. Paul Getty Villa – This is another great California attraction. In terms of pure grandeur, it puts most other art museums to shame. J Paul Getty visited the Naples area many times and finally decided to built this villa next to his home in Malibu. Fantastic gardens and classic Roman architecture. Perched atop a small hill overlooking Pacific Coast Highway and the ocean, the J. Paul Getty Villa, the world’s richest museum, sits in all its elegance like some grand Roman villa of old. Admission is free.