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Best things to do in Malibu Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
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“This place is really a gem! Wonderful food while you watch the surfers from the end of the pier.! ”
123 locals recommend
Market
“Lots of great food options! A kids playground, and a lovely shopping center. ”
83 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“About 40 mins from Venice but a lovely day trip. Brunch at Malibu Farm is worth it and the beach under the pier, is Surfrider. ”
69 locals recommend
History Museum
“A stunning architectural build that pays homage to early Spanish style with Moorish elements. This is a beachside 'farm' located directly next to the famous Surfside Beach. Take a tour through the museum! ”
48 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Great Cuban/Mexican fusion... so good! We love this place!! Sit on the patio after the beach... or at sunset.”
50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent food, great cocktails, nice wine list, and unbeatable location on the Malibu pier. ”
42 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“A lot of fun! Live music and a belly dancer. Lots of Celebs and great Grilled Octopus and Grilled Calamari! ”
42 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Having taken over Malibu's beloved breakfast spot Coogie's, which closed after 25 years, restaurateur Nate Heydari had some big shoes to fill. And fill them he did with a more farm-to-table approach to all-day fare, a full bar and that quintessential laid-back beach style both inside and out. Proudly boasting local farm purveyors for ingredients, the menu veers from California chia and acai bowls, omelets and huevos rancheros for breakfast, to small plates like kebabs, penne Bolognese, plus big salads, pizzas and burgers for dinner. It's super-popular with the locals.”
33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great place to go shopping, have ice cream, coffee, restaurant, clothing etc... in central Malibu ”
23 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Bui Sushi opened it’s doors in 2006 in the heart of Malibu, and has been a local favorite ever since. Offering a cozy and casual atmosphere, we serve top-quality cuisine in a comfortable and inviting environment. Bui Sushi features several unique dining spaces. With an energetic dining room and sushi bar, a warm and sexy lounge and an intimate and relaxing patio, Bui has the atmosphere to fit your mood. Our impressive line of sushi chefs create dishes with quality and flavor sure to please anyone’s palette. Our sushi bar serves only the highest quality sushi and sashimi. In addition to our traditional Japanese dishes, Bui Malibu’s innovative signature dishes have won the local affection. Our Specialty Sushi Rolls and Hamachi Carpaccio are favorites amongst our lunch guests, and our Black Cod With Miso calls loyal followers in night after night. We invite you to come sit at the bar and enjoy a signature cocktail and Duck Potstickers with Mango Chutney, or to relax in our patio next to the fire while you enjoy our Filet Mignon Kushiyaki.”
26 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“It's world Famous and one of the best surf breaks in the world. Surfers paradise!”
25 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great local fruits and vegetables, great organic groceries, celebrity sightseeing. Only on sundays though”
19 locals recommend
Food
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“They have good Mexican food and on most Saturday nights there is live music and dancing. Call before going if you want to find out what kind of music and to make sure it is still happening.”
25 locals recommend
Route
“Cross creek is the original park/playground,shopping and food center in downtown Malibu with a small movie theater. Newly expanded to include high-end brand name shops for a high price shopping experience. Celebrity sightings here are likely. ”
22 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Malibu Lagoon State Beach is located on the point formed where Malibu Creek ends at the ocean. Here the creek pools up to form Malibu Lagoon and in the winter the beach berm breaches to allow tidal flows which separate the lagoon beach from Surfrider Beach. The beach at the lagoon has a parking lot at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. From this parking lot dirt trails wrap around the wetlands for a nice walk with bird-watching opportunities. Many informative interpretive signs and art structures can be found along this winding path which ends at the sandy beach in front of the lagoon. The Surfrider Beach area of the state beach starts at the lagoon and continues to the Malibu Pier. Surfrider has a separate parking lot at 23200 PCH. Next to this parking lot you’ll find the Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum which is also part of the state park.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Enjoy friendly, attentive service and unrivaled attention to detail in the preparation and presentation of every dish on their menu. Tra di Noi literally means "between us". Delight in delicious Italian comfort food in a casual, friendly, and homey atmosphere. ”
16 locals recommend