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Pictures from Malibu in Los Angeles County, Southern California (USA): Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach.

Malibu, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Malibu, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach.                                                                        © California Tourism & Travel Commission / Blaise
Seals on La Piedra State Beach, in Los Angeles County, Southern California (USA).

Nicknamed "the 'Bu", Malibu is a 34 km (21 mi) long beach community located in northwestern Los Angeles County, about 56 km (35 mi) from Downtown Los Angeles. Malibu is famous for its warm, sandy beaches. It is home to many Hollywood movie stars.

The wooden Malibu Pier is a Southern California icon in an area once called the Riviera of America. It was built in  1905 and renovated in 2008. The Malibu Pier was originally built in 1905 to support the operations of Frederick Hastings Rindge's Malibu Rancho. Hides, grains, fruit, and other agricultural products were shipped from the pier. In 1934, the pier was opened to the public for pier and charter fishing. In the winter of 1943-1944, an intense storm destroyed the end of the pier. After the end of the war, the pier was expanded and the twin buildings were built at the end.

Surfrider Beach, formally known as Malibu Lagoon State Beach, is as the nickname implies a “hot spot” for surfers. It is known for its three-point break that offers rides of 300 yards or more. Serious waves at Surfrider Beach are strictly for experienced surfers who want to prove it. Surfers talk up this spot because of the perfect swells created by Malibu Point. In October 2010, Surfrider Beach has been dedicated as the first World Surfing Reserve. It is located near the Malibu wooden pier. 

Located between Leo Carrillo and Point Dume State Beaches, about 16 km (ten miles) west of Malibu, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach is made up of three cove or cliff-foot strands known as "pocket beaches": El Matador, La Piedra, and El Pescador. Each beach is accessible by a long staircase. These beaches can be crowded during the summer. However during the off-season, they offer a perfect opportunity to experience solitude.

Point Dume State Beach is a 32-acre beach at the end of Westward Beach Road. It is popular with surfers, swimmer, scuba divers, and tide poolers year-round. During the winter months, whale watchers head to this prominent spot along California’s coast in hopes of catch a glimpse of a migrating gray whale. It is located on the north end of the Santa Monica Bay.

Zuma County Beach is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Malibu and the Los Angeles County. It is known for its excellent surf.  It's also well equipped with parking, volleyball courts, swing sets and a snack bar. It has a 2.5 mi scenic bike path. If you're looking for a picnic beach, Zuma is a great choice

Located east of Malibu, Will Rogers State Beach is known for its surfing and volleyball. Its bike path extends nearly 20 miles to Torrance. Gymnastics equipment and a playground will keep the kids busy when they aren’t playing in the surf. This beach is also known to be popular with the gay community. The beach is situated off the Pacific Coast Highway, near the intersection with Temescal Canyon Road.

Malibu has been used as a location or setting for many advertisements, films, television shows and music videos, such as Gidget, Baywatch, I Dream of Jeannie, Two and a Half Men, Million Dollar Listing, and many more.

The Strand, more formally known as Marvin Braude Bike Trail, is a paved bicycle path in Los Angeles County. The path begins in Will Rogers State Beach, runs mostly along the Pacific Ocean shoreline, passes through Santa Monica State Beach and ends in Torrance County Beach. The path is 22 miles long.


 

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