Surfrider Beach Malibu Rating
Beach Personality: A Laid-Back Surfing Mecca.
Surfrider Beach Malibu
In 2010, Surfrider Beach was designated the first World Surfing Reserve. According to Paul Gross, “Malibu is the exact spot on earth where ancient surfing became modern surfing.”
The sandy part of Surfrider beach is long, but narrow with beige sand and varied natural debris (kelp, rocks, other seaweed) at the high tideline. The water here is green with a slight fishy smell.
Unless you are a surfer, I think there are better beaches in the area. Even if you enjoy fishing, you can find fishing piers almost everywhere in southern California. However, if you are a surfer, Surfrider Beach Malibu is a 5 star beach and a must visit destination.
- Paddle boarding
- Bird watching
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, for a fee in the parking lot and free if you can find a spot on Pacific Coast Highway.
- Food – Yes, on the pier and within walking distance along Pacific Coast Highway.
- Lifeguard – Yes.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Additional amenities – Malibu pier, drinking fountains, volleyball net.
Fishing rod rentals at Malibu Beach Supply Co. on the pier.
Surfrider Beach is located at 23050 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California 90265.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin