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“Total rip off, don't go there!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove
Ranked #7 of 52 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Total rip off, don't go there!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing beach and to have something to eat, go elsewhere!
The parking lot was full, so we had to park along the freeway, which is really dangerous. After that it's a 10 min walk to the beach and restaurant, but you have to pay a 20 USD walk in fee per person. The hostess told us that if you spend 30 USD pp within 4 hours you would get a 17 USD refund.
It was easy to spend the $30 per person, since a simple sandwich with average taste is approximately $20.
But when we left the hostess told us that we spend more than 4 hours at the beach (with 10 minutes in fact), so we didn't get the refund and ended up with spending $100 for 2 meals of taco's and some non alcoholic drinks! What a rip off.... She mention that the rules were clearly indicated on the back of ticket, even though she explained it in a different way. But it was her word against ours.
So the place is nice for locals who want to get a meal, but this isn't a good place to hang out as tourists, be aware!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Watch out for pricey parking!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

First things first. Parking is pricey. $20 whoa! So if you don't mind a walk you can park on the main road and walk into the restaurant. The restaurant itself is very casual but very nice. I saw several people walk in from the beach in their swim suites to the bar for a drink. And that's the only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5. I personally don't like sandy people walking from one end of the establishment to the other for a drink. If they had a bar closer to the beach away from the main dining room it would be no problem. The portions are big! You could easily get 1 appetizer and 1 main meal with two drinks and you'll be stuffed! The beach is lovely! Very soft sand and very family friendly. there are showers located next to the restaurant and trash cans are readily available.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank carnationnation
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Yorktown Heights, New York, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“you really know that you are in California...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was our first stop after landing in LA. It really was a great beginning to our vacation. I highly recommend sitting outside. The food (we shared the Paella) was excellent. The drinks were pricy but fun. All in all, we really enjoyed it.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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208 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Don't go on a weekend!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Maybe it was brilliant down on the beach - I'll never know. The road down was closed with people saying it was all full, so you had to park on the freeway (dangerous!) and then walk in. We then discovered that there was a $20 per person walk in fee (outrageous!) which you only got refunded if you paid $60 for a meal in the cafe! the whole place was a frenzied madhouse and well worth avoiding, in the summer at least.

Visited August 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Nice place for a day on the beach beware car park charge!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Great beach and a very nice restaurant with great staff. If you decide to go, be prepared to have lunch in the restaurant OR you will have to pay $40 to get out if the car park. Better off looking in here when driving north from L A to San Francisco.

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