Beaches in Malibu

With 21 miles of coastline, much of which is viewable as you travel along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Malibu has many beautiful beaches. In addition to public access ways to many of the private beaches, there are several popular public beaches owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors or California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks):


More Information

More information about the County-operated beaches can be found on the Beaches and Harbors website, including a comprehensive Beach Guide, which lists all Los Angeles County beaches, along with descriptions, amenities, and directions.. Additional information about the State-operated beaches can be found at the California Department of Parks and Recreation website.

Heal the Bay is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean through the use of science, education, community action, and advocacy. Heal the Bay publishes an annual Beach Report Card at the beginning of every summer season. The Beach Report Card list grades for every beach along the coast based on levels of fecal-indicator bacterial pollution in the ocean measured by County health agencies. The goal of the Beach Report Card is to provide beachgoers with the information they need to stay safe when they go to the beach. 

Beach Ordinances

Alcohol is strictly prohibited on any State or County beach. There is a zero tolerance policy and citations are issued. Smoking is also banned on all beaches, County or State, between the Malibu city lines. View additional information about beach ordinances.

Beach Event Permits

View information on permit requirements for beach events.