Paradise Cove Beach

28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 457-2503



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Word on the Street

During the summer months, Paradise Cove Beach can get insanely busy. But there is a reason why. It is a very convenient place to go when you want to spend a day at the beach, especially with young children. The walk from the car to the beach is short so kids can easily handle the walk while you lug all the beach gear. The other nice thing about being able to park so close is that you can throw your gear back into your car before you walk over to Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. Little showers to clean off the sand is located right next to the parking lot so your kids' feet will actually stay clean after washing. During peak season, you will have to get there early to get a parking spot and a spot on the sand at the beach where the waves are gentle. The best game plan is to call ahead of time and make a reservation for your party before the kids start to get hungry. You still might have to wait some time but not as long if you didn't make a reservation. The service at the restaurant mediocre at best when it is busy. But the food is really good and they have a kid-friendly menu. One word of caution for people with peanut allergies: this cafe is one of those places where patrons throw the peanut shells on the floor. Sometimes, there are peanut shells on the beach near the cafe as well, so be careful. The best time to go to Paradise Cove is on a weekday during the off-peak season when the weather is nice (being that it is Malibu, that constitutes most days of the year). If you did not want to go to the cafe, parking can get very expensive since it is a private beach. So it makes sense to grab a meal at the cafe. You can also get the food to go and eat back at the beach. Be sure to watch your time so you don't exceed four hours otherwise you will pay $25 for parking, even with restaurant validation.

Paradise Cove Beach: From the Parents


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