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California here I come. I want to see the Pacific Ocean. What about surfers? So, it is Southern California I want to see. The land of Gidget and Moondoggie. Surf's Up! What better place to see this than from the Malibu Pier. Looking out to Surfriders Beach on one side and Carbon Beach on the other. Surfers and waves to billionaires beachfront homes. All seen from the Malibu Pier. Add a restaurant, Ruby's Cafe (open in summer only) and a few hours can be spent on the pier watching the ocean or the surfers. Maybe you are here during whale watching season. Boat tours to see the whales are from the Malibu Beach
Supply Company located at the water end of the Pier, where in the summer you can tour the Malibu coastlne from the "Malibu Surfrider" tour boat to see the homes of the celebreties and stars that live in the "Malibu Colony" area of Malibu, California.
Updated Sep 18, 2012
Address: 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Point Dume Village adds hand-crafted artisanal coffee and a combination of new, used and rare books to its already diverse array of shopping that includes several fine eateries, Pavillions, banks, salons, and more.
Located overlooking the relaxing fountain courtyard, you may now enjoy sipping single-source coffees while perusing popular titles and scarce editions over 300 years old.
With Cafecito Organico and Bank of Books open together in adjoining shops, Malibu establishes its own unique version of the cafe-bookstore experience.
Self-sourced beans, masterful roasting,
preparation without compare; Cafécito Organico
brings every aspect of the Artisan coffee
experience to its new location in Malibu.
Business partners Angel Orozco and
Mitch Hale are coffee fanatics who apply their
expertise from grower to cup. Orozco, an
industry ‘Q-Grader’ (certified to rate green
coffee) and Hale, a 25-year Barista veteran
travel to growers who practice sustainable
farming to hand-select harvests which are then
roasted to individual perfection at their own
roasting house. The café offers these exclusive selections at
their espresso and pour-over bars.
With exclusive self-sourced beans prepared in meticulous
fashion, Cafécito Organico is destined to
become the new haven for the Malibu coffee cult.
Bank of Books
With over two million books, Bank of Books
has the 4th largest inventory of used and rare
books in the country. The Point Dume location
will stock over 45,000 individual titles including
an extensive collection of Hollywood and film
books, and a selection of rare editions including
a Bible printed in 1613, personal letters of
President George Washington printed in 1829,
and a biography of Julius Caesar from the early
1700s. There is no greater resource for used and
rare books in the area than the Bank of Books.
Point Dume Village, Malibu's neighborhood
shopping center, located at PCH and Heathercliff,
is sure to draw evermore the attention and
appreciation of those in search of the authentic
Grand Opening hours for Cafécito Organico are
6am-6pm. Hours for Bank of books will be 8a-7p
Written Jul 18, 2012
Address: Point Dume Village 29169 Heathercliff Road Malibu,
Outside of the famed Rodeo Drive, Malibu Country Mart is a most excellent, opulent choice for high-end quality shopping for local, celebs and anyone else stopping by. Within the courtyard setting is an eclectic mix of designer clothing and gift boutiques (Ron Herman, John Varvartos, Morgan Le Fay, Seven for all Mankind Jeans, Yosemite by James Perse, etc). The finest of dining, perhaps in all of the Los Angeles area is the ultra-exclusive Nobu restaurant. Also impressive at the mart is sugar snack loving Malibu Kitchen and Country Mart which is guarantee to satisfy your taste buds. If you have extended time, there is a charming movie theater and especially for the youngins, a mini playground. Fashion lovers will not only be enthusiastic about the boutiques but also by Madison Gallery, which dedicates its displays on high fashion.
What's truly best here? The coast is only a few minutes away by foot.
Updated Mar 5, 2012
Address: 3835 Cross Creek Road
Solstice Canyon is a tranquil park area just inland from Pacific Coast Highway at Solstice Canyon. A creek runs through the canyon and there are several hiking trails, including the road that leads up to several ruins, mostly due to wildfires. Waterfalls add to the enjoyment. Occasionally the Park Service has lectures. Parking is limited, and there is a fee once inside. You can park on PCH and walk into the park.
Written Jan 3, 2012
The Malibu Pier has been around for as long as I can remember. I used to hitchhike from the San Fernando Valley and still have fond memories of enjoying the surf and sand right at Malibu Pier.
A few weeks ago I was up early and was able to take some wonderful dawn shots.
There are some shops on the pier, as well as several restos.
Written Oct 16, 2011
For the past 4--5 years Pepperdine University has created a temporary memorial to those who suffered as a result of 9 11. On September 11, and continuing for approximately a week, thousands of flags representing those lost are planted on the South East side of the campus, at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road.
Written Oct 6, 2011
The Getty Villa (actually just slightly outside Malibu) is a recontructed Roman Villa based upon a design circa 50 AD near Naples. Wonderful gardens, fountains and pools on the outside, and antiquities on the inside.
Written Oct 5, 2011
Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades
Phone: (310) 440-7300
Zuma Beach is one of the largest, if not the largest swath, of pristine beach in Malibu. On the Eastern side is "free Zuma" where you can park right next to the sand. Further West is the main beach where there is pay parking next to the sand, or street parking on Pacific Coast Highway. The water does not really warm up until August, but during the summer the place is packed on weekends. There a usually lifeguards watching out, but the surf can be rough and you have to be careful of riptides. Beward... no alcohol is allowed on the beach.
Updated Oct 4, 2011
Located north of Malibu, Point Dume is a tiny, secluded, and stunning natural reserve. It consists of a cliff covered in shrubs and flowers (in season) overlooking an isolated beach. The geographic position of Point Dume at the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay makes it a great place for surfing, and if you're lucky, as I was, you may even be able to spot a whale or two in the distance. Bring a picnic, an umbrella, and sunblock and enjoy a full day on the beach. Beware though of two things, parking in the immediate vicinity is limited, and the descent from the cliff to the beach is via a steep and scary wooden staircase!
For more photos, take a look at the travelogue: "Picturesque Point Dume".
Updated Sep 10, 2011
Address: Point Dume
The Getty Villa is a great way to spend a pleasant and leisurely afternoon. JP Getty was a gazillionaire who founded Getty Oil and made billions of $$$. He was also a bit of an eccentric who decided that he needed to buy up millions of dollars worth of Roman and Italian peninusula antiquities. In the 60s and 70s he started building a villa near his home that was styled on the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. Incredibly Getty never even visited the place because he was living in England at the time and didn't like to fly, so he never made it back before he died. The Villa opened in 1974, and houses an interesting and beautiful collection. It's also a great place to stroll around, enjoy the day and see a few pieces. The villa has a gorgeous reflecting pool in a garden setting that's great to hang out by. It also have a very nice terrace cafe which is cool to hang out at and have a bite. The Museum Store is actually a pretty good place to get a few gifts. If you're passing through Malibu or visiting, LA it's definitely a great way to get away from hustle and bustle. Book your tickets online and reserve your parking. You can't just roll up and get in.
Written Sep 6, 2011
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