Malibu County Beach offers the best of California fun, along with some unique amenities. There is something for everyone, from the thrill seeking surfer to the amateur anthropologist. In fact, there is so much to choose from that some advance planning will help busy vacationers make the most of their visit, according to their interests.
Of course, California is famous for surfing. The Surfrider Beach in this area is one of the most famous. It had a right-break that became the stuff of legend. Second Point is a hangout for renowned local surfers such as Ricky Schaffer and Allen Sarlo. Third Point has both a right and left-break. August and September are the best months for surfing there. For those who prefer to keep their feet in the sand, the west side of the Malibu Creek Bridge offers a picnic area complete with tables. For the sportsman, the Malibu Pier offers excellent saltwater fishing.
In addition to recreation, Malibu County Beach offers extensive natural habitat to examine and enjoy. The Malibu Creek Bridge area offers observation of birds and the saltwater marsh habitat. The observable wildlife includes, the grunion, the monarch butterfly, and, seasonally, the gray whale. Tidepools also provide insight into the shoreline ecosystem.
There are a few tourist destinations for those who are interested in the history and culture of the area. The Adamson House offers classic California architecture with artifacts and lore of Malibu. The house features tiles from Malibu Potteries and gorgeous views of Malibu Pier and Surfrider Beach. Both the rich history of the home and the breath-taking natural backdrops make it a choice location for a wedding or other celebration. The entrance for parking near the nature area is at Cross Creek Road, and there is a county lot directly in front of Adamson House. As an added bonus, wi-fi is available for laptop computers and PDA's within 150 feet of the check-in kiosk.
This excellent beach area can be reached from the Pacific Coast Highway. Travelers should take the Las Virgenes Road exit, proceed ten miles west through Malibu canyon, turn left on Pacific Coast Highway and go east one and a half miles. The Cross Creek Road parking area will signal arrival.