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Old 08-14-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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Malibu has a long strip of beaches and a lot of people park on PCH. I was there this morning around 11 and the street parking was mostly full near Webb Way.

Is there more street parking as you go farther west?

Also, are the beaches the same in different parts of Malibu?
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Malibu/Miami Beach
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The first question you must ask yourself is that do you want shops or the beach?
The area around Webb Way is mostly shops and the “colony” I never use that beach its full of “nutjobs” both on the beach and in the houses.
If you just want to park and look around you should be able to find parking at the Malibu Shopping centre.
“Go west young man” the beaches and parking get better.
The beach opposite “Malibu Seafood” is good and you can park right next to the beach,the restaurant is quite good also.
Further west the beach at the foot of Solstice/Coral canyon opp the “Beauivage Restaurant is OK for parking.
Further west “Paradise cove beach cafe” park on the car park and get validated parking if you eat,from there you can walk west as far as you dare. On one occasion myself and my son managed it all the way to Zuma but we did have to swim a little I would not recommend it is you are not strong swimmers.
Then on, Westward beach (my sons house drop in for a beer)... Zuma...Lechuza...El Matador...Marshalls...Zeroes...Leo Corillo and the list goes on, have fun.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Malibu has a long strip of beaches and a lot of people park on PCH. I was there this morning around 11 and the street parking was mostly full near Webb Way.

Is there more street parking as you go farther west?

Also, are the beaches the same in different parts of Malibu?

We arrived at Zuma today around 11AM and the street at Zuma 7 looked full then but the parking lot was maybe 1/4 full. By around 3 PM the parking lot looked almost full but as we left people were still entering.

It's a hot August Sunday so PCH parking will be very crowded. We had seven kids and two adults and two cars and we paid 2 X $10 for parking at Zuma.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Why would anyone want to go near the Collony this time of year? Too many people for me. Funny though how my dauhter and I were in Malibu on Saturday. She made me take her to McDonalds.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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I went back to Malibu yesterday. The beaches east of Malibu are all or mostly state parks and parking is $8 or $12.
I couldn't find free parking at all so I just went to the Malibu Colony for a while.

San Francisco's entire stretch of beach touching the ocean is completely free.

When you go farther west where it's less crowded, where are nice places to park (for free) very close to the beach?

Why do you think so much of the beach has no free parking - is it because it's owned by the state? Who owns Ocean Beach in SF?

Also, if you park at Malibu Colony, can you walk to the ocean?
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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When you go farther west where it's less crowded, where are nice places to park (for free) very close to the beach?
Go to Zuma Beach next time. Cleaner water, more scenic, and more parking. If you get to zuma before noon you have a decent shot at free street parking. If not, there are huge surface lots with plentiful parking (at nominal cost).


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Also, if you park at Malibu Colony, can you walk to the ocean?
Malibu Colony is gated so you won't be able to get in there unless you know someone. But you could walk to the beach depending on where you parked. If you park at the shopping center (which is not gated) you can just walk across PCH to the beach. Not sure you can do this anymore....as they may ticket you.


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Why do you think so much of the beach has no free parking - is it because it's owned by the state? Who owns Ocean Beach in SF?
You pay a fee for entering National Parks (like Yosemite), why shouldn't a user of a state beach have to pay to park there? Your use of the park/beach will impose certain costs so why not pay for what you use.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Malibu Colony is gated so you won't be able to get in there unless you know someone. But you could walk to the beach depending on where you parked. If you park at the shopping center (which is not gated) you can just walk across PCH to the beach. Not sure you can do this anymore....as they may ticket you.
When I said Malibu Colony, I meant the Malibu Colony Plaza which is the mall with a Ralph's. You would have to walk through some houses to get to the beach. The PCH is north of the mall.

Also, I wonder if you can go north of PCH to the residential areas and park near houses for free, and then walk down to the ocean?
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