Coastal Projects

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The City is partnering 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
Zuma Lagoon_Before
Zuma Lagoon_After
Point Dume_Before
Point Dume_After

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 will include community input in its decisions related to sea-level rise. Unfortunately, the public workshops scheduled for 2020 were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshops will be rescheduled as soon as it is safe to hold large, in-person public meetings.

  1. Milestones
  2. Resources
  • October 2019 - City’s Coastal Vulnerability Assessment project begins
  • Fall 2020 - Coastal Vulnerability Assessment delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic
PCH Malibu Coast