My husband and I will be driving into LA from Santa Barbara -- it'll be the last three days of our 10 day drive down the coast. We want to stop in "Malibu" and see a beach, but, there seem to be a lot of them in Malibu. Any opinions on the best one to stop at?
We prefer things a bit more low-key. We just want a pretty, quieter beach to walk down and enjoy the scenery.
And, I'm curious about where to park at any of the recommended beaches - is there a parking fee?
After we stop in Malibu, we're going to stop by the Santa Monica pier on our way to the B&B we are staying at in LA. How long does it typically take on a Wednesday around noon/1pm to drive from Malibu to Santa Monica?