Malibu has it all! With natural beauty surrounding you, Malibu consists of a 21 mile strip of prime Pacific coastline with the Santa Monica Mountains as a scenic backdrop and the Pacific Coast Highway flowing between the two.

Why live in a paradise called Malibu?

Malibu has ocean on one side and mountains on the other offering some of the best surfing and hiking in the state.

Nestled into the mountains are over 50 vineyards which now have a wide spread geographical AVA distinction due to it’s warm Mediterranean climate and rich soil.

Malibu Schools

It’s schools are desired due to their impressive reputations and ratings. (see Link)

The public schools in Malibu are part of the Santa Monica Unified school district which include 3 elementary schools:

John L. Webster Elementary School (grades K-5, located in central Malibu), Juan Cabrillo Elementary School (grades K-5, located in northwestern Malibu's Malibu Park district), and Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School (grades K-5, located in northwestern Malibu's Pt. Dume district).

Private schools include: Our Lady Of Malibu (Catholic) and Colin

McEwen High School. 

Malibu High School (MHS) provides secondary public education for both middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12). MHS is located in the northwestern region of Malibu.

Pepperdine University, a private college affiliated with the Church of Christ, which is located in central Malibu, north of the Malibu Colony at the intersection of the Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road. Malibu is also served by Santa Monica College, a community college in the nearby city of Santa Monica to the south. 




Malibu experiences warm and dry summers, which is classified as a warm-summer Mediterranean climate by the Köppen climate classification (Csb). 

Malibu Beaches

I am including a link to Malibu Complete which has beaches listed from east to west from Santa Monica to Ventura County Line. Note that all beaches in California are public property "seaward of the mean high tide line". Keep track of those tides!

The next three beaches -- El Matador, La Piedra, and El Pescador -- are pocket beaches, part of the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach including State beaches between Point Dume State Beach and Leo Carrillo State Beach.


On October 9, 2010 Malibu Surfrider Beach was dedicated as the first World Surfing Reserves 


California State Parkland carpets the hills behind Malibu, and provides extensive horseback-riding, hiking, running, and mountain-biking options, affording many different views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the curve of the Santa Monica Bay, Santa Catalina Island, and the San Fernando Valley. There are many points of access to the Backbone Trail System scattered throughout the local canyons, as well as a variety of smaller, local trail-heads. 

Hiking : Malibu is full of hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains that offer breathtaking ocean views and more. The National Park Service has a map and a list of all of the state parks as well. 


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CLAW listings last updated Aug 17, 2022 8:29:pm.