This summer, take a break from the chaos of life and drive up to the Malibu beaches for that much needed weekend getaway. Today, we’re listing the best, and quietest, beaches in Malibu!
Nicknamed “Billionaire's Beach,” Carbon beach is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to soak up some sun or dive through the waves. It is a particularly amazing beach if you enjoy laying in the sand. While some of the other beaches on this list might get pretty tiny at high-tide, this beach is a lot wider so it’s less likely to disappear during high tide. .
To get to Carbon Beach, look for the coastal access signs just south of Malibu Pier and Nobu. These brown signs are gold if you’re looking for a relaxing, secluded beach.
Big Rock, named after the massive rock sitting just off-shore, is a picture perfect beach located just North of Topanga State Beach. When driving North on the Pacific Coast Highway, there is a coastal stairway that leads down to the beach about ¼ mile after passing Big Rock Drive. This beach is perfect for instagramers and photographers who can enjoy posing on rocks and taking photos of the tide pools.
Pro tips: This probably isn’t the best place to come if you’re looking for lots of sand, especially during high tide because the because beach disappears when the tide rises.
Talk about a diamond in the ruff. Latigo is a local favorite, but many people have no idea that it even exists. The beach is located about 3 miles North of Malibu Pier on Latigo Shore Drive. There is good news and bad news about this hidden gem though. The bad news is that locals don’t like anybody using their beach, so they often hire a security guard and make sure that unauthorized people don’t park on Latigo Shore Drive. The good news is, however, that Latigo is public, and so is the staircase going down to the beach. There is an abundance of free parking on PCH, so just avoid parking on Latigo Shore Drive and you’ll get to enjoy this beautiful beach without worrying about a parking ticket.
It’s hard to call this a “beach” because it expands a massive 2.5 miles along the ocean, with at least 5 access points. The first access point is arguably the best if you’re looking for a spot to surf. The only problem with this spot is that there is no direct access to the best surf spots, so it does take some agility to get down to the beach. The plus side though, is that it makes the area that much quieter and that much more rewarding!
Pro tip: You can usually find free parking along Malibu Road! And you’re almost alway guaranteed some sand, even during high tide!