Beaches, beaches and more beaches...and hiking trails. You'll be in outdoor bliss when visiting Malibu, California as it is home to some of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in California. It's easy to forget how close you are to Los Angeles when in Malibu thanks to the charming beach community's rugged beaches and numerous hiking trails, some of which go through the gorgeous Santa Monica Mountains. Therefore it's no surprise that some of the top attractions of Malibu have to do with nature. When it comes to the beaches part of nature, Malibu doesn't disappoint, offering a wide range of sandy attractions. From rocky beaches with natural arches to beaches that cater to families thanks to onsite amenities like bathrooms and showers plus a beach that is one of the best surfing spots in California, you won't be without choices of where to plop down your beach towel while in Malibu. The beach fun doesn't stop at sunbathing, though. You can rent water equipment like surfboards, paddle boards and kayaks to explore Malibu from within the ocean. Malibu is also home to a gorgeous pier that is ideal for walking along to take in the ocean views and multi-million dollar cliff perched homes.