Malibu, a well-known Los Angeles County city, is famous for its sandy beaches and picturesque rocky points. It is also home to many Hollywood movie stars and other notables in the entertainment business. The 2010 census totaled the city population at 12,645. The 21 miles of prime coastland is truly spectacular and is some of the most sought after scenic beauty on the West Coast.
Originally, the Chumash Indians inhabited the Malibu area. In 1929, Malibu was opened to the public. The first district built was called the Malibu Colony, where some of Hollywood’s elite constructed their vacation homes and enjoyed amazing coastline views. The city is primarily a residential and recreation area. The residents and city do very little to cater to tourists and aren’t known for their hospitality, but still millions of visitors come every year to it’s beaches, pier and restaurants.
There has been countless movie and TV productions filmed in Malibu. Old-timers remember the Gidget-style movies and beaches have become popular due to the location shoots. Since Malibu is now home to countless wealthy celebrities, the hillside and beachfront homes are incredible with their many unique designs and their expansive vistas. Unfortunately, Malibu’s dry brush and steep clay slopes cause the area to be prone to fires. The beauty of the location seems to outweigh the risk because Malibu terrain is well utilized with residences.
Beaches to Visit:
- Topanga State Beach
- Malibu Lagoon State Beach, also Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon location Malibu Surfrider Beach, the first World Surfing Reserve
- Dan Blocker Beach
- Big Dume State Beach
- Point Dume State Beach
- Westward Beach, aka “Free Zuma”
- La Piedra Beach
- Nicholas Canyon Beach
- El Pescador Beach
- El Matador