The Iconic History Of Malibu Is Unparalleled

Malibu is a community centered around some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, grounded in nature and the legacy of California surf culture. With its protected coastline and soulful past, a one-of-a-kind authenticity runs deep in Malibu’s idiosyncratic mix of old and new, casual and star-studded.

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Beach Days Await

From secret spots to prime surf breaks, whatever beach day you’re seeking can be found in Malibu — we’re just minutes from Point Dume, El Matador State Beach, Zuma Beach, Paradise Cove, and Broad Beach. Discover more of our favorite beaches on our June Journal.

Surf’s Up

Get out into the waves — Malibu’s surf is renowned for a reason. Whether you’re out with the locals, taking a beginner lesson, or just soaking it in from the shore, some of our most recommended surf spots in the area include Paradise Cove, Zuma Beach, El Matador State Beach, Leo Carillo State Park, Topanga State Beach, and Malibu Surfrider Beach

A Taste of Malibu

Dining options abound in Malibu, from the freshest of just-caught local fish tacos to award-winning fine dining overlooking the ocean (and everything in between). A few of our top recommendations include Mastro’s, NOBU, Malibu Farm Cafe, Malibu Seafood, and Neptune’s Net.

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Outdoor Adventuring

Malibu holds some of Southern California’s most stunning hikes, trails, and mountain biking routes — no matter the adventure you’re seeking, step outside and discover the majestic range of landscapes nearby, including the trails at Point Dume Cove, Paseo Miramar, Temescal Canyon, Sandstone Peak, Solstice Canyon, and more.

The Iconic Malibu Pier

Known for its striking white towers and sweeping views of the coast, the Malibu Pier is one of the area’s most recognizable landmarks, with a storied history dating to 1905 and a lineup of activities, restaurants, and shops to peruse while mingling with visitors and locals alike.

The Getty Villa

Modeled after a first-century Roman country house, J. Paul Getty originally built the Getty Villa to house an art collection that was quickly outgrowing his house. Now, beyond touring the exquisite home and gardens, you can see his collection of 44,000 antiquities, with treasures that range from 6,500 B.C. to A.D. 400.

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Shopping in Malibu

Scoop up a special souvenir, find the perfect gift, or outfit yourself in a perfectly Malibu look from the abundance of shopping options at Malibu Country Mart and Malibu Pier — a few of our go-tos include Oliver Peoples, PAIGE, Outerknown, Room at the Beach, and the James Perse Home Decor & Antique pop-up at the Malibu Lumberyard.