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Old 11-19-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: The OC
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Is PCH to Malibu from W. LA a two-way lane with a lot of twists and turns? I'm afraid of driving roads that are elevated (in the mountains or cliffs) if it's crazy curvy. Is PCH to Malibu (I'm in W Hollywood) a really windy road? Does it go high in the mountains or cliffs? Never went to Malibu before and curious what the drive is like.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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No, it's a pretty easy drive. Any of the roads going inland from the Malibu area are pretty crazy, though (but, you know, mountains.), as well as Sunset by the Palisades (or anywhere, really) and Mullholland by Leo Carillo.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You are aware of google maps and street view and bing maps bird's eye view aren't you?

And yes, I would say it is somewhat of a dangerous drive not because it is elevated but because it is extremely busy and there is head on, on coming traffic with no cement medians. All drivers must pay close attention to the road but many are staring at the sea, and landscape and talking on their cell phones. Take your eye off the road for a second or two and you're drifting into oncoming traffic.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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I also read that some people accidentally drove off the cliffs and died. I guess I won't be going to Malibu ever (I don't have a anyone to drive me; I'm a loner). too scared to drive myself.

I think I did look at some aerial maps of PCH around there and it looked very challenging, crazy curves, no medians etc. I am afraid of heights and have never driven anywhere with really steep elevations before...
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I also read that some people accidentally drove off the cliffs and died. I guess I won't be going to Malibu ever (I don't have a anyone to drive me; I'm a loner). too scared to drive myself.

I think I did look at some aerial maps of PCH around there and it looked very challenging, crazy curves, no medians etc. I am afraid of heights and have never driven anywhere with really steep elevations before...
I doubt if you are more than 15 or 20 feet above the ocean beach anywhere between Santa Monica and Malibu.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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MALIBU CANYON ROAD is an elevated road with cliffs and dangerous turns.

As Charles has stated, PCH from the Palisades to Malibu is basically all at sea level. No elevation at all but there are curvy sections.

You are NOT really living in LA until you've done that drive on PCH out to Malibu. It is one of the best So. Calif. has to offer. Just don't make the mistake of stopping when you hit the Malibu pier. Keep on going along PCH past the Pepperdine Campus all the way to Zuma Beach to see the TRUE beauty Malibu has to offer.

Given your obsession with status and cars you may fit right in certain Malibu circles. But it is a beautiful stretch of coast.
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