Hey, did you know there’s no such thing as an all-private beach in California?

Our Malibu Beaches gives you pinpointed directions and expert tips so you can enjoy the 20 miles of gorgeous beaches in Malibu that are lined with private development.

Yes, you, me – all of us, the public – own an awful lot of the sand on those 20 miles.

That’s hardly a secret.

But how do you get to them? And which parts of the beaches, exactly, are ours to enjoy? Now those are some of LA’s biggest secrets.

Here’s your owner’s manual.

Our Malibu Beaches gives you all the info you need to enjoy some of Southern California's most beautiful beaches, including:

* How to find the elusive accessways
* Where you're free to walk and put your towel
* Which fake "No Trespassing" and "No Parking" signs you can legally ignore

Grab your phone, a trashy novel, and make a mad dash for the PCH!

Our Malibu Beaches: An Owners Guide is part of the Know What network, a collection of apps from brilliant, informed people – each with dozens of favorite places and best local secrets. So you can always Know What, no matter where you are.

What’s New

Version 2.0.5

Updated information about closures due to California state local health directives.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Radtads ,

Awesome app for avid beachgoers nearby!

NY transplant now based in LA & love to go to the beach - this app covers all the bases for planning a beach excursion! Photos and details about parking, signage, easements, and entryways make exploring the gorgeous beaches of Malibu much easier for a relative newcomer (& cheaper, thanks to instructions re: free parking and public transport). Thank you so much from this frequent user!

KatetotheK ,

Get our beaches back

Part travel guide, part snarky color, part political commentary. The links to email local officials, so that we can easily give input on the illegality of Malibu homeowners’ wily ways, is a nice feature. Reclaim our beaches with this app in hand.

Vrish69 ,

Nor Cal Native

I prefer the beaches up north but when I’m down visiting it’s cool to be able to get to more open, less crowded beaches. Sometimes they’re even devoid of anyone else and you have the beach to yourself for the afternoon

App Privacy

The developer, john adair, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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