We all know that one of California’s best gifts is the Pacific Coast Highway. Simply because it’s the gift that keeps on giving. There are numerous spots on PCH that have their own unique features and special qualities. From Orange County to Mendocino County, the “All-American Road,” lends a coastal light to all the different communities and characteristics of each city and county you choose to cruise through.
The Malibu Lagoon State Beach is located in Los Angeles County by Pepperdine University, and follows after Santa Monica- an estimated 15 minutes past the Santa Monica Pier.
The Malibu Lagoon State Beach is known as a surfer beach (Surfrider Beach) and has three different points for surfing. One for longboarders and shortboarders, another for high performance surfing and the third features a left and ride side.
And even though you might think that the word “lagoon” is just thrown in their to make the name more exceptional. There really is a lagoon. Nothing major, but it’s there.
The cool think about The Malibu Lagoon State Beach, is that across the street, on Cross Creek Road there is an abundance of high value clothing boutiques and a few restaurants perfect for lunch or dinner.
Another aspect of the beach, is that behind you, you have a lovely mountainous backdrop. As if the beach wasn’t enough.
The only cons I would say about this beach in particular is that it could be a lot cleaner. I recently went to Seal Beach and the water was clean, there was no seaweed or any sort of trash that would annoy my feet. But at the Malibu Lagoon State Beach, there was still a lot of unwanted seaweed and plants. Which I wasn’t too crazy about considering that Malibu is suppose to be more “luxurious” than other competitors such as Seal Beach.
Anyways, I spent a lovely day with my boyfriend. We had brunch, laid out at the beach, did a little shopping across the street and then had a lovely dinner.
Address: 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu