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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Summer Safety on PCH, Canyons, Beaches and Trails

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Malibu Prepares for summer Crowds on PCH, Canyons, Beaches and Trails and Asks Visitors to be Mindful of the Community’s Peace, Safety and Environment


With the summer upon us, the City is coordinating with partner agencies to help keep Pacific Coast Highway, (PCH), canyon roads, beaches and trails clean and safe for all to enjoy. 

The City asks visitors to Malibu to be mindful of the community’s peace and quiet, safety and  environment as they enjoy our coast and mountains. 

The City encourages residents and visitors to help keep our beaches, PCH, canyons and trails safe and clean: 

  • Please celebrate responsibly by designating sober drivers, using rideshares or taxis. 
  • Please keep your eyes on the road, and don’t text and drive. 
  • Slow down and watch for pedestrians and cyclists on PCH and cars pulling in and out of beach parking. 
  • Pack it in, pack it out – dispose of your trash in proper trash containers, and if you see litter, please pick it up and throw it away in a trash container. 
  • Alcohol and fires are prohibited on beaches in Malibu.

The City coordinates every year with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), LACOFD, Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors, California State Parks, Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to prepare for summer crowds. 

The City regularly funds a Sheriff’s Department Beach Team from Memorial Day to Labor Day to assist with enforcement on the beaches. The Beach Team patrols are an important way to address alcohol consumption on the beaches, which is illegal and contributes to drunk driving on PCH and canyon roads, and generally helps keep the beaches safe for visitors and residents alike. 

Beaches and Harbors increases staffing starting in mid-May to assist with parking, maintenance, and trash. CHP will be focusing on DUI and street racing enforcement. The Sheriff’s Volunteers on Patrol (VOPs) will be conducting parking enforcement and assisting with traffic safety as needed. 

Residents can request assistance from CHP with street racing by calling 323-259-3200. Report suspected drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1. Residents may sign up for traffic alerts by text and email on the E-notify webpage (scroll down to “Alert Center”).


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