"Malibu! Sweet Livin!" Top 5 Page for this destination Malibu by giampiero6

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I love going to the Beach in Malibu...the northern part where it's a lot less crowded and clean. This is El Matador Beach, which is pretty glorious and beautiful with a nice body surfing break and a cool kelp bed about 200 yards offs shore. I used to go a lot, but I live on the beach now, so I don't go out there. Often when I'd go out there, I'd see this really beautiful woman walking down the beach and think...man she's beautiful and looks familiar...it was, Cindy Crawford. Not really my kind of woman, but it was funny what a double take worthy encounter it was.

Dukes, Dolphins and the Art of the Mai Tai

Malibu is all about hanging out, surfin, relaxing, drinking Mai Tai's and not worrying too much about stuff. Of course it helps to not worry too much about stuff if you have millions of dollars, and that's what keeps Malibu mellow. Hey I love going here on the weekends to some of the great beaches, a nice Ahi burger and then a few cocktails ocean side at Dukes. Do I look happy? Cause I am.

Surfing, Body Surfing, and Hangin' Around

This is at one of my favorite beaches, which I call holiday beach. It's perfect for body surfing (not surfing). Man a nice summer day with nothing to do but relax at the beach with friends. That is livin' The California coast is glorious. In Malibu it's a fight between public access and development. In exchange for allow rich jackasses like David Geffen to build homes, they have to maintain and keep up public access. I had to raise complaints with the Coastal Commission to make sure this access stayed open. It's really important that the coast not become the exlsuive private property of a few jerks.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Coastline, Country livin', Relaxed Feel
  • Cons:No Nightlife and Rich Neighbors
  • In a nutshell:If you don't have to commute to LA daily, this is the place to be! Just ask Cher!
  • Last visit to Malibu: Jul 2011
  • Intro Updated Jul 9, 2013
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Hi, Giampiero! Thanks for your page! It would be great to enjoy Sweet Livin there for a while...

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    G. Good restaurant tips. Duke's, one of my fav's and spent Mother's Day at the buffet. Recently went to a wedding at the Inn. Hummmm, I don't have a Malibu page yet. lol L

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    Have you been to Malibu Seafood? Great!!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 3:36 AM

    The wind was howling in from the west when we drove up to the Getty Villa a month ago - whipping the sand across the road, not the day for a walk or a wander. We'll have to make a stop another time to follow some of the tips here. leyle

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 3:39 PM

    Malibu coastal residents still seem to be fighting the Cal Coastal Commission about access, but you have some valuable tips in getting to some pretty nice beaches I have seen from my boat, and wondered about. Doug

  • Apr 11, 2007 at 4:55 PM

    gawd.....that totally sux!!!!!!

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2006 at 1:12 PM

    I had to go back and add some of your great tips to my travel guide, such as Point Dume tide pools, restaurants, etc. Thanks for the tips.

  • Homanded's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 11:02 AM

    Our first experience at Dukes was in Hawaii. GREAT Maitais and food! Loved the place. We could use one here in Miami.

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2005 at 3:59 PM

    Nicely done page - brought back lots of memories! Nothing beats a good storm swell at County Line! Thanks for what you do for VT - great site!

  • davequ's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 12:48 PM

    For some reason I've always liked walking here, though you're right about the "private" beaches. Good pages, thanks for sharing.

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