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Paradise Cove

Location: 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265. Shore between Walnut Canyon and Escondido Beach.

How to get there

On the Pacific Coast Highway turn into Paradise Cove Road and drive to the end.  The parking lot is the lot of the cafe, and so parking there is charged by the cafe but is discounted for patrons.

About Paradise Cove

A great beach for tide pooling and wading this chunk of the famed Malibu coast is most well known for the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe that provides food and parking.  The beach itself is a little rough but has a quiet feel that still makes it popular. A good setting off point for kayaking you will also find people who have paddled from nearby beaches to Paradise Cove to visit the cafe, and who then paddle away again later.

Really the main attraction here is the Paradise Cove has Cafe and the pier.  You can rent beach umbrellas, sun loungers and so on from the cafe, but if you just want to go tidepooling and look for wildlife on the shore then that's great too.  The private pier attracts lots of seabirds and walking along the pier is a great photo op as well.

Restrooms, garbage cans, and other facilities are part of the cafe.  There are lifeguards on duty but they also work for the cafe.

The beach area itself is public and anybody can visit either by walking from a nearby beach, kayaking in, or walking from the road. However the real reason to go here is to use the facilities of the cafe.

Paradise Cove Malibu

Food: Eat at the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe and get discounted parking in their parking lot.

Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA

Cafe website: here

Here is Paradise Cove on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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