East Malibu

There are a number of alternatives for individuals desiring the Malibu Beach lifestyle.

Welcome to East Malibu

Experience a famous coastal town with great popularity
East Malibu is a mix of rustic tiny village, part flashy hideaway, and is known for surfing and celebrities. For the well-to-do and famous who sought seclusion in East Malibu before its official incorporation as a city in 1991, the balanced blend of dirt and beauty has long been part of the draw. With 29 beaches to choose from, several of which provide access to waves of varying sizes and quality, it's simple to see how the town became associated with surfing. East Malibu's sustained relevance has been preserved through its genuineness, despite its ties to passing pop culture. There are a number of alternatives for individuals desiring the Malibu Beach lifestyle, from old-school Malibu beach homes to large, multi-lot estates.

What to Love

  • Various famous landmarks and beaches
  • Activities such as hiking, surfing, and equestrian 
  • Beautiful waterfront homes and architecture
  • Perfect weather all year-round

Local Lifestyle

The list of artists, media moguls, and power brokers who presently reside in East Malibu, or had resided there, is long, varied, and star-studded. Even a quick visit to Malibu is enough to understand why some of the world's most famous people go there, but you'll find it difficult to just drop by. Although the distance between Hollywood and Malibu is only 27 miles, it feels like a world apart, and it's easy to spend days discovering everything Malibu has to offer.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

From tasty eateries and fashionable boutiques to name brand apparel stores and antique shops, the shopping venues in and around East Malibu have something for everyone. At the top of the pier is Malibu Farm Restaurant, a full-service restaurant with a full bar and specialty drinks. Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar has a beautiful dining area and an oceanside terrace bar. Both the outside terrace and the exquisite dining room provide spectacular views of the pier and the ocean, as well as fresh juice drinks and fresh cuisine. 
Nobu Malibu is known for its outstanding food, which includes Nobu Matsuhisa's hallmark dishes including Tiradito, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and Black Cod with Miso. If you’re looking for a casual steakhouse with classic appetizers, Lucky’s Steakhouse’s menu is full of delicious delicacies such as shrimp cocktail and fried calamari, scrumptious steaks and chops, sautéed sand dabs, a half roast chicken, and more. Located at the Malibu Beach Inn, Carbon Beach Club is one of the few secluded settings in Malibu where one can enjoy sumptuous coastal food as well as amazing views, whether it's sunrise or sunset.
Whether you're hanging out with friends or need to do some errands, Malibu also has a number of popular shopping destinations where you can go whenever you want. The Shoppes at Westlake Village is a prominent and expansive retail center in the heart of Westlake Village that features 35 stores and restaurants that provide a diverse variety of dining and shopping options. This retail complex offers a variety of boutiques, stores, and cafés, as well as a lovely outdoor space for mingling, complete with enormous oak trees and sparkling fountains.

Things to Do

Bringing together food lovers and chefs alike, the Malibu Chili Cook Off, is a Malibu tradition that features incredible cuisine and entertainment from some of your favorite local restaurants, shops, artists, and DJs. Outdoor enthusiasts can connect with nature at the Park at Cross Creek. This park is a combination of businesses, lifestyle stores, and quaint cafés housed in beautiful Malibu Beach Houses that sit alongside Malibu's most renowned surf point and world-class waves. These places are popular among Malibu locals, and they attract like-minded tourists from all over the world.
For the ultimate Southern California surfing experience, Surfrider Beach, which was made famous by surfing movies in the 1950s and 1960s, is the place to be. The Malibu "Surfrider" Beach is part of the Malibu Lagoon State Beach, which includes the Malibu Lagoon and the Malibu Pier. Although this beach features some of the greatest surfing and swimming in Los Angeles, there are only a few bathing places. There are also yearly surfing competitions held here as well.


Some of East Malibu's most prominent educational opportunities include:
  • UCLA, ranked #1 public university by U.S. News & World Report
  • Malibu High School, 9-12, gifted program and AP is offered
  • Malibu Middle School, 6-8, highly-rated public middle school
  • Malibu Elementary School, K-5, highly-rated public elementary school
  • John L. Webster Elementary School, K-5, highly-rated public school

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