Coastal Vulnerability Assessment

PCH Malibu Coast

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The City is in the process of completing a Coastal Vulnerability Assessment to gain more information on sea level rise. This assessment will determine the vulnerability and the projected impacts of sea-level rise in Malibu for the short-term, mid-term, and long-term. Developing a better understanding of what is at risk and identifying potential solutions represents a proactive approach that will help the City and community plan for coastal impacts from sea-level rise.

Get Involved

The City is seeking community input for the discussion of sea-level rise at public workshops:

  • Coastal Vulnerability Public Workshop No. 1 -  April 30, 2020 event CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 pandemic; will be rescheduled
  • Coastal Vulnerability Public Workshop No. 2 - event is CANCELLED until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Interactive Map

View local erosion and flooding hazards. Users can turn on and off layers to access several types of data.

  1. Milestones
  2. Resources
  • October 2019 - City’s Coastal Vulnerability Assessment project begins
  • Fall 2020 - Coastal Vulnerability Assessment anticipated complete


The City has partnered with The Bay Foundation and Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors on the Malibu Living Shoreline Project.

The Project will restore three acres of sandy beach and dune habitat at Zuma and Point Dume County Beaches, providing a cost effective and low-impact solution to increase the resiliency of the beach shorelines.

Project Goals

  • Increase the resiliency of the shoreline through the restoration of sandy beach and foredune habitat
  • Implement landscape protection measures against sea level rise and coastal storms
  • Increase engagement of the community through enhanced beach experiences, outreach, and education
Project Sites Overview- Zuma Lagoon and Point Dume
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