Malibu - Paradise Cove
Paradise Cove Location - 28128 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu. South from Kanan Dume Road and Point Dume and North of Malibu Canyon Road. Parking along PCH is free near Paradise Cove Road. There is a parking lot at the bottom of the paved road down to the beach. Beach parking in the lot is $35 to park Monday - Friday and $50 on Weekends and Holidays. Beach Cafe parking with validation is $6.00 for 4 hours (no grace period) Monday - Friday. On weekends and holidays the parking rate with Beach Cafe validation is $8.00 for 4 hours and a minimum $30.00 purchase from the Beach Cafe. The Beach Cafe prices for burgers and sandwiches are about $20 each. Be aware that if you park on PCH, you will have to walk down to the beach and back uphill to PCH to enjoy this beach as there are no vehicle drop offs allowed.
Paradise Cove Sign
Paradise Cove Malibu Bluff View
Paradise Cove Beach - The beach is located along a nice stretch of soft sand and very light incoming surf with no waves. This makes it perfect for wading in for children and those who do not care to fight the waves at Santa Monica or Zuma Beach. The flat conditions also make this spot a nice place to go paddle boarding or kayaking. Also, there is no smoking allowed on the beach, no open fires or BBQs, no loud music allowed, no alcohol, and no vehicles and no animals allowed on the beach. It is a Family Friendly beach.
Paradise Cove View South
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe View
There is also a short pier at Paradise Cove that you can walk out on to get better views of the beautiful Malibu bluffs and cove. This pier has no dining or any "extras" on it - just wooden railings and planks as shown in the picture below.
Paradise Cove Pier View
Paradise Cove Beach North View