Known for its "21 Miles of Scenic Beauty," Malibu clearly has a ton of great Fotospots. From majestic waterfalls, to sandy beaches, to one Mexican food loving Muffler Man, The 'Bu is ready for its close up.Less
Somehow, you can tell by the name of it that this place is going to be breathtaking--and it is. Located on the tip of a dizzingly high promontory which juts out into the Paciific, Point Dume offers a view that doesn't disappoint. Careful now--as beautiful as it is, that cliff is treacherous.
Characterized by an angular cliff on a promontory jutting out in the Pacific, Point Dume is a popular spot for people looking for a less crowded beach experience. If you get there early, you might find a free spot along Westward Beach Road near The Sunset restaurant. There is also paid parking a little past the restaurant nearer to the promontory. Still, check the state government website for updates on parking restrictions.
The Franciscan Friars of this stunning Catholic retreat invite you to their manicured gardens in the Malibu Hills overlooking the ocean for a time of quiet meditation and reflection.
Need a break from the craziness of L.A.? These Malibu Beach Swings are the perfect spot for a recharge! To get to the swings, park near the public beach access at 22133 Pacific Coast Hwy. Once you reach the beach, turn left and walk about 10 minutes to reach the swings. Note: Although all California beaches are open to the public up to the high tide level, this swing is on private property so photos only, please.
This stunning beach with cliffs and sand is an example of why the California coastline is one of the most sought-after places to visit. Because it's so picturesque you might see photoshoots while there. Opt for paid parking; it'll make your trip hassle-free and enjoyable.
One of the less crowded beaches in Malibu, El Pescador has perfect waves and multi-hued sunsets. You might struggle a bit to find parking unless you want to use the paid lot. This beach is located just east of Decker Canyon. It's open from 8 AM to 8 PM. The maker of this app got hitched here 7/26/03 and his life has never been better, such a lucky, lucky fella. #day26 Anyway, while you're in the area, see Neptune's Net, a popular PCH burger joint just 3 miles west of El Pescador.
This state beach has a diverse landscape. Sand, rocks, cliffs, and caves are located all in this one spot. It's the perfect beach for hikers, sunbathers, and surfers. The biggest draw of Leo Carillo for many people is the fact that its dog friendly. Just keep your dog west of Lifeguard Tower 3 and make sure he's on a leash. After visiting the beach, head to Neptune's Net where the bikers go for lunch after a day of riding.
This public beach that is right in front of the iconic cafe of the same name is one of the mainstays of Malibu. With dozens of beach chairs and a boardwalk this little hidden spot has everything you need for the day. You can have them pack you a picnic to take out on the terrace. Not hungry? You can try to find parking on PCH and walk your way down to the beach or you can pay for the parking which runs $35 and up in the restaurant lot. Meals include validated discounted tickets.
Before this was a La Salsa, it was a burger joint with a fiberglass giant atop tempting passersby with a ginormous burger in his outstreched arms. Today, the mascot has given up burgers in favor of tacos by donning a sombrero, and by transforming the bottom of his burger bun into a terracotta tray.
This vintage beach house overlooking the Malibu Lagoon and Pacific Ocean is a stunning Spanish-style abode. Stuccoed walls, a terra cotta roof, and an intricate design of mosaic tiles in the Moorish fashion complete this little Eden overlooking the sea. Guided tours are given Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.