The ocean, the horizon, the mountains demand attention; the beauty as you travel through is impossible not to observe. Malibu is 27 miles of unmistakable scenic beauty. With nearly three dozen glorious beaches, majestic mountains and beautiful hiking trails lying within that distance, there’s no denying Malibu is a picture-perfect getaway destination Here’s what you can do there!
- Escondido Falls
The Escondido Falls trail is famous for the 150-foot fall, the tallest in the Santa Monica Mountains. However, because of the drought it’s not likely you’ll find much water there during the hotter seasons but it’s a fun hike and you can still get some great shots among the boulders.
- Adamson House
This striking 1929 Spanish-style building sits, along with the Malibu Lagoon Museum, inside the confines of Malibu Lagoon State Park. The major attraction at Adamson House is the array of decorative tiles manufactured at the once-celebrated but now-closed Malibu Tile Works. The guided tours allow visitors access to much of the property.
- Zuma Beach
As you drive along the East Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu, you will not be able to resist stopping for a while and stepping onto the fine sands of Zuma beach. The largest, most beautiful and most popular beach in Malibu, this wide stretch of golden sand is perfect for swimming, building sand castles, playing beach volleyball, surfing and even fishing.
- Malibu Pier
If you’re looking for a relaxing and more subdued seaside experience, then Malibu Pier is the right way to go. Built in 1905, Malibu Pier is an easy stroll. To the end of the wharf and back it’s only 780 feet (238 meters) in length. Out and about, on the pier, you’ll find a gift shop, an observation deck, and many fishermen casting their lines. You can also watch the surfing action from nearby Surfrider Beach. For a nice, quiet time, Malibu Pier offers the quintessential mellow California experience.