Welcome to Malibu
Tranquil vibes abound in this iconic beach town.
Serene with an upscale-rustic charm, this sun-drenched beach town is as gorgeous as it is iconic. Named for the Chumash tribe, who originally settled here, Malibu was first called Humaliwo, which translates to "the surf sounds loudly.” Mostly secluded until 1929, Malibu really came on the scene when the famous Pacific Coast Highway, known as the PCH to locals, was built. Now a hot spot for locals and visitors alike, Malibu is the ultimate beach retreat. Stroll the stunning shores, hideaway in the secluded coves, and take in the incredible scenery. Settle on the sand while the water glitters beyond and waves crash against the jagged cliffs overlooking the town.
This serene oasis offers a spectacular array of waterfront homes, complete with sparkling ocean views and expansive floor plans. Whether you’re looking for a modern stunner made of floor-to-ceiling glass, a classic beach house with coastal vibes, or a family getaway with a spacious layout and plenty of bedrooms, Malibu has something gorgeous for you to fall in love with. Home to some of California’s most idyllic coastline, upscale boutiques, the freshest seafood, and pristine beaches, Malibu is the perfect place to relax and leave the rest of the world behind.
What to Love
People and Lifestyle
Fresh pressed organic green juice. Wild-caught seafood prepared with locally-sourced vegetables. Morning jogs on the silky sand while the sun glitters down on the aqua water. Here in Malibu, you’ll find all of this and more. Residents tend to lead healthy, active lifestyles, and you can often find them out walking their dogs, hiking the nearby canyons, or getting in some sunny yoga on the beach. The blue skies and rustic beaches provide a stunning backdrop for fitness and relaxation – and the best coastal drive in the country!
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Malibu’s focus on clean eating and healthy living mean an abundant variety of top-notch restaurants. Farm-to-table spot Malibu Farm specializes in locally-sourced American breakfast and lunch cuisine with spectacular Pacific views. Sit on the pier patio, sip an artisan cocktail, and take in that unparalleled California sun. Malibu Seafood is a no-frills seafood market and cafe known for fish and chips and fresh-caught seafood. Lounge at the picnic table seating, and gaze out at the stunning horizon. Kick back at John's Garden for a casual lunch of sandwiches, salads, or soups. This established snack shop provides outdoor picnic tables, crisp, refreshing drinks like pomegranate lemonade, and fresh, Malibu cuisine.
Outfit your new home in that classic coastal style at Malibu Market Design, a contemporary collection of furnishings, lighting, and accessories that epitomizes the Malibu lifestyle. You can custom design your own lush garden or simply pick up a pretty plant for your home office at Cosentino's Nursery, Malibu's go-to florist since 1950.
Things to Do
Sun-bathing, swimming, hiking, surfing… What isn’t there to do in this active town? Broad Beach, favored by surfers, bodyboarders, and windsurfers, offers a long, narrow expanse of sandy beach lined by spectacular Malibu homes. Get your feet in the water and take in the beautiful sights, and you may even spot an incognito celebrity.
You’ve seen it in movies and television shows, it’s been referenced in songs, and it’s the place where visions of a dizzying future are imagined. Famous for its white towers, rustic planks, and stunning coastal views, The Malibu Pier is Malibu’s most recognizable landmark. Dating back to 1905, this has been a coveted meeting spot for as long as Malibu has been a beach town.
Maybe it’s the fresh sea air, or frolicking in the foamy waves, but a day at the beach always sparks the appetite, and Malibu makes sure to provide plenty of opportunities to satiate your hunger. One of Malibu’s longest traditions, the Malibu Chili Cook-Off welcomes any home cook or professional chef to show off their skills and compete to make the best chili in town in a colorful chili cooking challenge. The Malibu Farmers Market, set up in the local library parking lot, is the place to find Malibu’s freshest seasonal produce-driven in from local organic farmers that morning, pastries and snacks by small, family-owned businesses, and the prettiest just-picked flowers.