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Best beach in Malibu for quick stop

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Best beach in Malibu for quick stop

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?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Best beach in Malibu for quick stop

Understand that Malibu is about 15 miles long. When you pass the end of Malibu, it ought to take perhaps 20 minutes to the pier in Santa Monica.

For beaches in Malibu, I'd probably try Zuma, Paradise Cove (private, hefty parking charge) or the beach just east of the Adamson house.

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2. Re: Best beach in Malibu for quick stop

Look at your other thread, I have a link there about Malibu.

But there's free parking on PCH at Surfrider Beach. Walk along the ocean at the Pier in either direction.

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