A Day in West Malibu

With summer in full swing, why not take a day to experience Malibu like a native?!

Being a small local business, most of us have grown up in Malibu and continue to spend a lot of our time near and around Malibu Beach House. You could literally enjoy an entire day within a 2.5 mile radius - eating the food, hiking the trails and tanning on the beach. So let’s get going!

But First, Breakfast…

Skip the generic choice of Starbucks, and start your morning with a hand-crafted cup of joe from Le Cafe De La Plage, in the Point Dume Plaza. While you sip on your coffee, place an order for the infamous breakfast burrito at Lily’s Cafe. We promise you won’t regret it! But if burritos aren’t your jam, or you’d rather start with something lighter, Sunlife Organics is next door and offers a great selection of juices, smoothies & acai bowls. 

Hike it Off

Once you feel ready to take on the day, a known spot for whale sightings and general beauty is the Point Dume Nature Reserve. Head down to Westward Beach (located just below the Point Dume Plaza) and take it all in as you hike up the mountain. Bring a water, a hat and your camera!

Come Say Hey!


After your hike, head West on Pacific Coast Highway towards the Trancas Country Mart to get your retail fix. Shop several cute stores like, Nati, Hiptique and of course, the one and only, Malibu Beach House ;).  Then stop by our local market, Vintage Grocers, for a variety of food options to take down to the beach with you. Our personal favs include the poké bar and the sandwich deli. They also have a serious rosé selection – chilled and ready to serve.


Now for the beach!


While Zuma may be more of a house hold name, we like to sun bathe down at Broad Beach. There are several access points in the neighborhood and you can typically get away with bringing your dog (although you didn’t read that here ;)). Enter using Trancas Canyon Road at the intersection of PCH.

Happiest of Hours

As the sun begins to set, you have a few options for cocktails and dinner! One choice would be to head back to the Trancas Country Mart and sit on the patio at Kristy’s. They have a full bar and great menu. Plus, they’re kid and dog friendly! The other, more romantic option, would be to go back to Westward Beach where you started your morning hike, and snag a table at the Sunset Restaurant. They have the best happy hour in town and an ocean view!

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