Nestled in the heart of Malibu, Paradise Cove consists of a beach area and the thriving Paradise Beach Café. The beach is pristine, the tide pool discoveries plentiful and the views beyond magnificent – especially on a clear, sunny day. There’s also a pier here with views from Palos Verdes to Point Dume.
The catch here is that parking is a whopping $25. To avoid the hefty fee, spend at least $20 at the Café and you pay only $3 for 4 hours on the beach.
The wait for a table at the Café was 45 minutes when we arrived at lunch time, so we opted to order from the Paradise-to-Go menu, cutting our wait down significantly and allowing us to eat right on the sand.
We followed up with a long walk along the beach & some tide pool exploring.
A few tips for your visit:
• No dogs, surfboards, beach boat launching or BBQs
• Restrooms with showers are available beachside; Paradise Beach Café also has restrooms available for customers
• Crowds get plentiful on weekends & holidays; weekday or evening visits tend to be slower
• Beds, beach chairs & cabanas are available for rent