BEAT THE CROWDS AT ZUMA BEACH
It's tough to keep a secret in Hollywood. Crowds follow you, and you follow crowds. But there's one Malibu beach that's seen less traffic over the years. Just ask the locals. If it's sandy space that you crave, take a drive to Zuma! For a few extra miles, you’ll be rewarded with a clean, wide patch of sand and surf. Sure, it's still popular among locals on weekends and holidays, but this Malibu area beach can host crowds with plenty of onsite parking (pay at the lot or park for free along the Pacific Coast Highway) and lifeguards on duty to boot. Boogie boarders will have better luck here than surfers since the waves at Zuma break early. If you'd rather keep your feet high and dry, take a hike in nearby Point Dume. Venture out onto the bluff for unparalleled coastal panoramas or search down below for salty treasures in the Pacific tidal pools.