Malibu City Guide: Hiking, Beaches, Seafood & A Wine Safari

Malibu is known worldwide as a place for the rich and famous to buy beach homes in the shadow of Los Angeles; however, it is so much more than that as well. This stretch of coastline is one of the prettiest in Southern California with the vast Santa Monica Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Whether it’s going for a hike, sitting on the beach or eating some seafood, Malibu has a lot to offer the explorer. Here are a few of my favorite spots.


The beaches in Malibu are some of the best on the West Coast, with El Matador State Beach being a personal favorite of mine. Check out some of the beaches below but do get there early as parking is always tough in Malibu.

El Matador Beach

Leo Carrillo

10 Secret Malibu Beaches


Whether it is hiking along the beach at Point Dume or heading up into the mountains to summit Sandstone Peak, Malibu has some great spots to get out and stretch your legs at.

Solstice Canyon

Sandstone Peak

Malibu Wine Hikes

Point Mugu Trail

The Grotto

Point Dume

MASH Site Malibu Creek

Jim Morrison Cave

Peter Strauss Ranch


There are multiple waterfalls that flow in Malibu, but I would recommend going to find them in the spring only as most dry up over the summer. Here are a few of my favorites.

Escondido Falls

Solstice Canyon

Wine Safari

Yep, you read that right, in Malibu you can actually go on a wine safari. This unique experience is put together by Malibu Wines and you tour the back property first to see all of the animals then you finish it with a tasting flight at the winery.

Malibu Wine Safari


Seafood is what you are looking for in Malibu since it is so close to the ocean that they always get some of the freshest fish. Here are a few of my favorite spots.

Neptune's Net

Malibu Seafood


If you want more inspiration, check out the videos I made on Malibu below.

Solstice Canyon

Escondido Falls

Now it is your turn, what did I leave off this list that you love exploring in Malibu? Be sure to leave in in the comments to others can find it as well.

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