Travel Guide to Malibu: 14 Must-Visit Spots in Malibu

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Spots in Malibu

Prominent surfing spots, laid-back atmosphere, and pristine beaches are the trademark of Malibu. However, within the folds of beautiful sandy shores of Malibu, are more than just Pacific Coast Shells. It contains Zuma Beach, surfer’s favorite, and also the most famous Point Dume, and some of the best Malibu vacation rentals. It is also the home to popular celebrities, business magnates, Hollywood icons, and politicians. In this article, we’ll show you some of the best spots in Malibu which are the reasons why Malibu is their top choice.

Zumba Beach

Zuma Beach is one of the most famous and largest beaches in Los Angeles, California and is also ranks consistently among the cleanest water conditions in Los Angeles. Zuma Beach hosts surfing events each year. Because of its optimum wind conditions almost every day in the late afternoon, Zuma is loved by many kitesurfing enthusiasts on the northern end of Zuma Beach. Some of the activities you’ll definitely enjoy in Zuma Beach are surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, fishing, bodysurfing, diving, and volleyball.

Point Dume

Home to a handful of very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes, Point Dume is a first-timer friendly because of its ease of access and routes, also it has a beautiful and unique setting for rock climbing. It is also a popular filming location for television, videos, ads, and films. Some of the notable movies filmed here were D-Day the Sixth of June, Planet of the apes, and Iron Man.

El Matador State Beach

One of the best beaches in the coast of Malibu, El Matador State Beach is a small, stunning, and dominated by rocky outcrops. Located 20 miles from Santa Monica and six miles north of Malibu, this beach is accessible via a steep gravelly path. El Matador State Beach is packed with long stretches of beautiful rock formation, sea caves, and sand. But make sure to go early, as there are only 20 spots available in the parking lot and it costs $8 for parking. Massive rock is the main attraction in El Matador State Beach where you can walk through the small arches of these rocks. Best time to go here is during sunrise or sunset.

Little Beach House

Little Beach House gives you a feeling of home and an elite vibe, with its contemporary art collection on their wall parallel to a sleek, steep staircase. Aside from its wow-factor with its flawless beach view from the main terrace, their dining room is comfortable with a gorgeous open kitchen.

Nobu

Nobu is one of best authentic Japanese restaurants in Malibu. You shouldn’t miss out their traditional favourites like Black Cod Miso and Tiradito.

Mastro’s Ocean Club

You’ll definitely enjoy an upscale dining service here at Mastro’s Ocean Club. You’ll find out that the views aren’t the only thing pleasing about the restaurant as you look out of the open windows of this restaurant. Mastro’s Ocean Club serves an array of the best dining options, from their outstanding list of wine to mouthwatering brunch offerings.

Geoffrey’s

Geoffrey’s offers a candlelit dinner which is perfect for couple or date night. It’s a seaside experience you wouldn’t forget. The interior is surrounded by tropical plants and waterfalls. With its Mediterranean ambience and cuisine, Geoffrey’s proves itself to be the most romantic centerpiece of the food scene in Malibu.

Malibu Farm

Malibu Farm offers a unique dining experience having two restaurants on the Pier of Malibu – Malibu Farm Café and the Malibu Farm Restaurant. These two restaurants both serve fresh farm-to-table food. Malibu Farm Restaurant offers a full-service bar and speciality cocktails that guests have in hand as they relaxing in the sight of Malibu.

The Sunset

Its white-quilted seats are complemented by white walls which are offset by windows with overwhelming picture-perfect seaside views. It’s a perfect place to throw private parties with its cosy atmosphere and mouthwatering food including Mediterranean grilled Scottish salmon and octopus.

Mr Chow

Mr Chow is located in local hotspot Malibu Country Mart, it boasts their old authentic Beijing and original recipes. It opened in 2012 after the owner of the restaurant – Michael Chow, decided to invest in this location in California.

Cure

Cure offers comfortable treatment rooms using their latest equipment and techniques. They have a variety of massage styles such as Sports, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue work, and their traditional Swedish massage.

Malibu Country Mart

Located in the heart of Malibu at the Civic Center of Malibu, California, The Malibu Country Mart is a large outdoor lifestyle centre or “boutique mall” which features a picnic area, outdoor dining, and public playground. You’ll also some of the unique sculptures, public art, and different restaurant options.

Malibu Lumber Yard

Located in the Center of Malibu, California, The Malibu Lumber Yard is a large retail and dining place that truly describes that area’s stunning ambiance and beach charm. They have an upscale line-up of gorgeous grounds, boutiques, and fashionable stores that’s definitely worthy to spend a day. After shopping in, you shouldn’t miss out the aquarium,  which is the largest outdoor freestanding aquarium in LA. Next, go to restaurants and retail shops which is the charm of the Malibu Lumber Yard.

Trancas Country Market

Located at Pacific Coast Highway in West Malibu, Trancas Country Market offers a unique opportunity for brands serving local shoppers, tourists, and beachgoers alike.  Some of the locally-loved shops here include Le Village Café, Drill Surf & Skate, and Malibu Beach House. Trancas Country Market is one of the most objectively stunning shopping districts in the country.