A Secluded Beach in Malibu?

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My BBQ Honey taking a peaceful stroll with BBQ Boy I.

Maybe we’ve just lucked out.  Twice.  But I think we’ve found the perfect spot for families who’d like to enjoy the beach without the crowds of uncivilized naked natives spoiling the view.  Just north of the very popular Zuma Beach, the Pacific Coast Hwy will take you to Broad Beach Road.  It’s a cinch to find as it’s a stoplight with a Starbucks on the right.  Turn left on Broad Beach Road and you’ll find yourself in an upscale track of beach front homes.  We know of two beach access pathways and suggest you use the second one as it gets you farther away from Zuma Beach.  This lonely, nameless stretch of dense sand is very flat, which makes for terrible surfing or boogey boarding, but the gentle waves are awesome for the kids.  Sure, we were there on a Tuesday from Noon – 2:00 pm, but we only had one fully clothed dog walker come our way.  We actually tried to visit the vaunted El Matador State Beach but the parking lot was pretty full, and there looked to be a photo shoot of some sort getting prepped.  One day.

My first full day off in a couple months also included a long anticipated stop at Malibu Seafoods (a review is forthcoming) and return visits to Fab Hot Dogs and … uh … Porto’s.

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Not only does this picture capture the quiet seclusion of this beach, but it also serves to show off my serious passing skills and BBQ Boy II's receiving fundamentals.

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6 comments so far

  1. Renae on

    Looks like you had a great day! 🙂 Glad you take time to spend with your family. Like the beach and the passing skills!

  2. Becka on

    I miss SoCal beaches! The beaches here are nice, but totally different! Well…the sand does feel a little cleaner. lol Beautiful beach. 🙂

  3. zaza on

    so pretty there and empty! I would love to visit one day…btw, i am assuming parking is nearby. but what wat is the $? jw. i am not really familiar with that area…

    “passing skills and receiving fundamentals” LBA opponents watch out! haha.

  4. jaynepomuceno on

    Parking is a cinch and free! Just park right there in the neighborhood. The east side of the street has no homes and a dirt shoulder up against a big hill.

  5. jenmarie on

    Good luck with El Matador! It’s a pretty popular spot for photo shoots/mag etc. We happened to luck out when we went, but as we were leaving lots of people were arriving…It’s pretty amazing though, (although not for bodyboarding/surfing since there are tons of rocks) and if you’ve made it all the way to Zuma and beyond, then yeah, it’s at least worth trying for!

  6. […] love the ocean and are constantly in search of empty beaches.  Broad Beach in Malibu is fine in the non-summer months.  A decent year-round (but late morning) option is […]


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