Located west of Los Angeles on the coast of southern California, the name Malibu brings to mind beaches, bikinis, and beer – and a few movie stars! Boasting an astounding 21 miles of coastline along the Pacific Ocean, it’s one of the most popular beach side towns in America. One of the geographic highlights of this area is that most of the Malibu beaches facing south – offering a touch of paradise for those who love the sun!
Despite it’s reputation for being a star-magnet, Malibu tends to be a secluded town—many celebrities make their home, or weekend retreat, in Malibu, and the privacy of those stars is well protected with gated areas that only the lucky few with personal invitations can get through – as long as you walk below the high tide line however, you can walk the beaches in front of many of the homes belonging to the rich and famous! Some of the beaches are private however, including some nudist beaches, but these beaches are in secluded locations. If you want to check out the Hollywood scene and perhaps rub shoulders with the rich and famous in an informal setting, you’ll find that Malibu is a great the place to go – you never know who you might bump into on the beach!
Although Malibu isn’t a place to find attractions and theme parks, it is a place where you can enjoy some of the finest coastal views that the world offers, and the area is not without a few highlights – including the Malibu Pier which was damaged by storm, but has now been restored, and the Sierra Retreat with it’s beautiful gardens.
Because of the strict parking laws enforced in Malibu, it may be worth paying a little extra for an accommodation nearer the beach if you’re just there for the sun and surf and leave the car hire for tourists who aren’t so well-informed!
With stunning ocean views, and endless sun-filled golden beaches, Malibu is the ultimate beach vacation – and the possibility of bronzing up next to a celebrity just add to the fun of a relaxing vacation.