Walking the Malibu Coast in California

Southern California Coast Walk, Malibu to the Tijuana River, 188 miles. A terrific guidebook

This is the first walk in the guidebook, the start of a 188 mile walk, or a wonderful day walk.

Saunter past the world’s most expensive homes of the rich and famous.

It is all flat, except a few feet down to the beach.

Public transport from Santa Monica is on Bus 534 to the end at Trances.

The guidebook takes you down the entire beach from Malibu to the Tijuana River, in day walks, three day itineraries, week long walks or do it all in one go. Places to stay, eat and public transport are included on the maps themselves.

Plus it includes the author’s charming sketchbook diary.


Walking the Malibu Coast on the California Coastal Trail

In my guidebook, “Southern California Coast Walk”, you will find instructions for finding tide charts and recommendations of when to walk to avoid high tide. The rule of thumb is to start the section between Trancas and Santa Monica at two hours before low tide. This gives you at least four hours of walking before the tide really starts to get high again. But tide level varies according to season. Also, because I did not always catch the best time frame, I walked some along the road. 

Some of the most beautiful homes in the world are along the Malibu Coast. This is when the tide is out.

But you can see where the water comes in at high tide, way up under the house. So plan accordingly because it can be dangerous. The guidebook will show you beach access routes.

 Yes, I found myself gawking at the lovely homes. It was so fun.

What a beautiful beach, at low tide. It all disappears under water at high tide.

These neighbors sit above it all, enjoying a fantastic view.