Paradise Cove, Malibu [Los Angeles]
Paradise Cove is a lovely beach spot in Malibu. Surrounded by cliffs and complete with a pier, volleyball nets, lounge chairs, umbrellas, and a mediocre-but-picturesque restaurant, it’s a good way to get all of your California surf culture clichés in at once.
I recommend getting there an hour or two before sunset, getting some drinks and maybe a bite or two at the café, then taking a long stroll along the beach as the night turns pink and purple. Watch the pelicans fishing and get some sand between your toes.
28128 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265