Malibu Beaches

beach update during COVID-19 pandemic

The County of Los Angeles reopened beaches to the public effective May 13, 2020 for active recreation use only, with mandatory public health protocols in place to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. View rules for beachgoers and FAQs. The Malibu Pier and all beach parking lots in Malibu remain closed, and no-parking zones are enforced on some areas of PCH in Malibu. 

Beaches in Malibu

With 21 miles of coastline, much of which is viewable as you travel along Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Malibu has many beautiful beaches. In addition to public access ways to many of the private beaches, there are several popular public beaches owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors or California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks):


More Information

More information about the County-operated beaches can be found on the Beaches and Harborswebsite, including a comprehensive Beach Guide, which lists all Los Angeles County beaches, along with descriptions, amenities, and directions.. Additional information about the State-operated beaches can be found at the California Department of Parks and Recreation website.

Beach Bus

Some neighboring cities provide safe, inexpensive transportation to Zuma Beach during peak summer months. Schedules, routes, and costs for Summer Beach Bus services will be linked here when available.

Beach Ordinances

Alcohol is strictly prohibited on any State or County beach. There is a zero tolerance policy and citations are issued. Smoking is also banned on all beaches, County or State, between the Malibu city lines. View additional information about beach ordinances.

Beach Event Permits

View information on permit requirements for beach events.