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MALIBU BAY
TRIP GUIDE

CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE
21 AUGUST 2016

COLLECTION

MALIBU BAY

In Los Angeles, there’s no better place than Malibu to rub shoulders with film-industry elite, whether on the beaches or at nearby hot spots. Our insider’s guide gives a “locals only” perspective to this fabled beachfront town. Considered to have some of the best waves in the world, as well as family-friendly beach options, Malibu’s shore stretches more than 27 miles along the Pacific. Along with shopping, dining and plenty of natural beauty, it’s easy to see how it has become a major source of inspiration for Ricardo Beverly Hills and our Malibu Bay collection.

Read on to explore an exclusive virtual tour of the famed beach destination, and get inspired to plan your own escape with a few pieces from our Malibu Bay collection!


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WHAT TO SEE

EL MATADOR STATE BEACH

32350 El Matador Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

El Matador State Beach attracts many beach goers as one of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu. With sea caves and large rocks along the coastline, views from the upper cliffs are incredible. The long stretch of beach offers plenty of sand for sunbathers. Body boarders and bodysurfers visit El Matador year-round because of both summer and winter swells.

PARADISE COVE BEACH

28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

As you’d expect, this stunning spot more than lives up to its name. Paradise Cove has even been the setting for many beach scenes in Hollywood movies. It is a great starting point for long beach walks, finding mansions and private beaches to the east and sandstone cliffs to the west.

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ESCONDIDO FALLS

Escondido Canyon Trail, Malibu, CA 90265

This is one of the most popular trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Winding Way Trail in Malibu leads to the multi-tiered 150-foot tall Escondido Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains. While the waterfall’s strength is subject to the levels of precipitation, the trail to the base of the falls is a shaded, lovely stroll. The trail to the upper tiers of the falls is an exciting challenge for avid hikers.

SOLSTICE CANYON

3455 Solstice Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265

The solitude, serenity, and abundant natural resources have attracted people to Solstice Canyon for centuries. Located in Malibu, this site has one of the only year-round waterfalls in the mountains. Full of history dating back to the early 20th century, visitors can take an easy hike for a couple of miles, or a strenuous hike over six miles. Proximity to the beach makes this an extremely popular destination on weekends.

POINT DUME

Cliffside Dr, Malibu, CA 90265

Point Dume State Beach features headlands, cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access, and is a perfect place to watch for California gray whales during the December to mid April migration period. It’s also home to a handful of very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes. Point Dume’s Westward Beach continues to be a popular filming location for films, television, advertisements, and videos, appearing frequently whenever a beach scene is needed.

WHAT TO DO

MALIBU COUNTRY MART

3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

A unique blend of shopping, playing and dining, Malibu Country Mart is nestled in between the majestic mountains and the picturesque beach in the heart of Malibu Civic Center. Not your typical shopping experience, it features unique and upscale boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and more in an astoundingly beautiful atmosphere.

MALIBU LUMBER YARD

3939 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Malibu Lumber Yard is a stunning retail and dining destination reflecting Malibu’s effortless and unique lifestyle. Featuring warm, contemporary designs and a relaxed environment, this shopping center boasts highly soughtafter and unique retailers. The outdoor environment captures the casual coastal lifestyle, welcoming visitors with a beautiful main deck lined with stunning fish tanks. It’s definitely a must-see for fashionistas.

MALIBU WINE SAFARIS

32111 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Explore the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch and vineyard in Malibu, with a guide to lead the adventure on custombuilt, open-air Safari vehicles. Making stops along the way to take in the scenery and taste local wines, you’ll also get up close and personal with zebras, camels, alpacas, bison and even a giraffe.

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WHERE TO EAT

GLADSTONES

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

One of the first things you’ll notice upon arrival at Gladstones is the breathtaking ocean view. Offering delicious fresh seafood, Gladstones is located at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles. This highly recommended beachfront restaurant is one of the best places to enjoy a meal, a Mai Tai or a sunset in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

GEOFFREY’S

27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

This upscale restaurant provides an unforgettable oceanside fine dining experience with a casual atmosphere. The ambiance and classic, quality recipes make this option worth every penny. It will definitely exceed expectations for a date night or anniversary celebration.

DUKE’S

21150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Guests head to this casual, festive hangout with ocean views for Hawaiian cuisine and umbrella drinks. Duke’s Malibu honors surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku, but also pays tribute to the early days of surfing in Malibu. With waves crashing onto the glass, the patio is a picturesque location for a family meal.

WHERE TO STAY

MALIBU BEACH INN

22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

This luxury oceanfront hotel, recently rehabbed by David Geffen and reopened in 2007, features 47 earth-toned rooms with private balconies overlooking white-sand Carbon Beach. The hotel’s alfresco Carbon Beach Club restaurant serves fresh seafood with views of the surf, and the outdoor Malibu Country Mart is just a five-minute walk from the hotel entrance. Come evening, fire pits illuminate the patio, becoming Malibu’s most exclusive spot for watching the sunset.

CALAMIGOS GUEST RANCH

327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

This luxury resort in the mountains of Malibu offers many nearby experiences, from the beach to outdoor activities to dining and more. With its close proximity hiking trails and Point Dume State Beach, it’s an amazing location to enjoy all that Malibu has to offer. And its natural, tranquil setting is host to many amenities to revitalize the spirit.

MALIBU COUNTRY INN

6506 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Perched above the highway and overlooking Westward Beach is this humble shingled inn. With an array of rooms drenched in florals and featuring sun patios and massive mountain sea views, classic furnishings and hardwood floors complete the charming look. Nearby beaches and hiking trails make this scenic hideaway a can’t-miss for a relaxing weekend getaway.