Getting to Malibu's six beaches, sunbathed coast, or illustrious university takes effort when you're coming from the core of LA, but the journey is worth it. Evidence of this small-town's nonpareil respect for nature is everywhere. Malibu's celebrities, surfers, and students bask in its proximity to both the coast and the Santa Monica Mountains. Board, bike, and engage in the 'Bu's favorite community pastimes—judging chili cookoffs, pre-screening films at festivals, and fundraising for local organizations.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
Malibu is bordered by Topanga
A Stunning Beach Town at the Base of the Mountains
When you feel hungry, take a stroll to the Cross Creek and Lumberyard shopping centers, where you can grab a quick bite at Malibu Kitchen or John's Garden, or sit down at Cafe Habana for some cuban inspired cuisine."
On the Road: The Pacific Coast Highway
Offering easy opportunity for everything from kayaking, surfing, sailing, fishing, diving, swimming, beach combing, tide pool exploring, and just relaxing, this beach is both exciting and serene."
Pepperdine University: Studious Along the Shore
Living In Malibu
Malibu After Dark
Our area is an eclectic, super safe, residential area, full of nature lovers, the sports minded, families, as well as our many celebrities."
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Rob is an editorial & commercial art photographer based in LA. On a recent assignment to South Africa with Ghetto Film School, he documented student filmmakers. On the Airbnb project, Rob says: “I love exploring the City of Angels. The other day, I photographed in pouring rain, thinking the worst, but ended up with some of my best shots. The people I meet on a daily basis amaze me."