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Major Shopping, Dining and Recreational Venues in Malibu, California

Get a glimpse of Malibu from some of the most affluent homes. See what's hot in Malibu and where the local attractions are. Get to experience the Malibu lifestyle! In this guide you will see local restaurants, beaches, parks and museums in Malibu, including popular celebrity favorites, such as Moonshadow's, Nobu and the Malibu Country Mart.

Malibu Country Mart

The Malibu Country Mart (also the Country Mart or MCM) is a large outdoor lifestyle center or "boutique mall" located in the heart of Malibu at the Civic Center of Malibu, California. The center features a popular public playground, outdoor dining and picnic area, unique sculptures and public art, multiple restaurant options, free Wi-Fi, and on-site parking. -WIkipedia
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Zuma Beach

Zuma Beach is a county beach located at 30000 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Malibu, California. One of the largest and most popular beaches in Los Angeles County, Zuma is known for its long, wide sands and excellent surf. It consistently ranks among the healthiest beaches for clean water conditions in Los Angeles County. -Wikipedia
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The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA, is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth. The UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Archaeological and Ethnographic Conservation is housed on this campus. The collection is documented and presented through the online GettyGuide as well as through audio tours.

The Villa is frequently and erroneously said to be in the city of Malibu, but the site is in the city of Los Angeles in the community of Pacific Palisades and has a Pacific Palisades mailing address. The Malibu city border begins a mile west of the Villa. The museum itself perpetuates this error, to the irritation of Palisades residents.
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Nobu Malibu

Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa (松久 信幸 Matsuhisa Nobuyuki; born March 10, 1949) is a celebrity chef and restaurateur known for his fusion cuisine blending traditional Japanese dishes with South American (Peruvian) ingredients. His signature dish is black cod in miso. -wikipedia
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Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn

The Carbon Beach Club restaurant in Malibu is the place to savor California coastal cuisine presented by their new Chef de Cuisine Victor Morales. Wine connoisseurs will particularly appreciate the elaborate boutique wine selection here, reflecting California’s premier wine regions. To complement the exquisite dining experience, Malibu Beach Inn also treats their guests to the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean to the accompaniment of the tumbling surf serenade down below.
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Moonshadows Malibu

Whether you're in for a noon brunch or sunset dinner, taking it out on the sundeck or indoors, Moonshadows is the right dining choice all the same and right here on the Malibu beach. Serviced by friendly personnel, this place offers a wonderful selection of seafood and signature dishes with a touch of Asian, Italian and American cuisines. Fancy a drink before dinner or a nightcap afterwards? - Then check out the Blue Lounge Bar on the patio. For extra fun, there are live DJs playing in the evening. Moonshadows also has enough space for parties and often hosts private and corporate events. They can even deliver food to your home or office.
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Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University is a private, nonprofit, coeducational research university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The university's 830-acre (340 ha) campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United States, near Malibu is the location for Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy. Courses are taught at the main campus, six graduate campuses in southern California, and at international campuses in Germany, England, Italy, China, Switzerland and Argentina. The Ed.D. program in Organizational leadership, (EDOL) has held international courses in China, Argentina, Chile, Belize, Costa Rica, and India.

The 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report lists Pepperdine as a "more selective" national university and ranks it 54th in this category.
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El Matador State Beach

El Matador State Beach Park - PUBLIC ACCESS
El Matador State Beach, 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu.
- Park's 'official' website:
- " One of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach "
- Hours: 8 a.m. to sunset; Phone: (310) 377- 0360.
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Point Dume

Point Dume is a promontory on the coast of Malibu, California that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. Point Dume Headlands Park affords a vista of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Catalina Island. Zuma Beach lies to its immediate northwest. -wikipedia
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Adamson House Museum

The Adamson House and its associated land, which was known as Vaquero Hill in the nineteenth century, is a historic house and gardens in Malibu, California. The residence and estate is on the coast, within Malibu Lagoon State Beach park.

It has been called the "Taj Mahal of Tile" due to its extensive use of decorative ceramic tiles created by Rufus Keeler of Malibu Potteries. The house was built in 1930 for Rhoda Rindge Adamson and Merritt Huntley Adamson, based on a Mediterranean Revival design by Stiles O. Clements of the architectural firm of Morgan, Walls & Clements. The Adamson House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and designated as California Historical Landmark No. 966 in 1985. -wikipedia
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Malibu Lagoon

Malibu Lagoon State Beach is a state protected beach of California, United States, and a unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Also known as Surfrider Beach, it has a long-standing reputation as a premier surfing beach. Located in Malibu, California, it was dedicated as the first World Surfing Reserve on October 9, 2010. The 110-acre (45 ha) site was established as a California state park in 1951.
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Leo Carillo

Leo Carrillo State Park is a state park of California, United States, and a component of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area preserving 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beach at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. California State Route 1 runs through the park, where it intersects with the western terminus of the Mulholland Highway. The 2,513-acre (1,017 ha) park was established in 1953. It is named for actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo (1881–1961), who served on the State Parks commission.

eo Carrillo State Park offers swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing, and beachcombing. Beachgoers can explore tide pools, sea caves, and reefs. Away from shore there is a shady campground and backcountry hiking trails. -Wikipedia
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Paradise Cove

Malibu's Paradise Cove private beach and its namesake Paradise Cove Cafe go together like a horse and carriage. Whenever you feel the appetite for Surfside tropical drinks and good old American tucker after a hard day out in the sun, you can have it at this airy cafe which has some tables right there on the sand. What better way to enjoy a meal after all this exhausting bathing and/or surfing, than at a table standing on the sand?
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Legacy Park

The Malibu Legacy Park was opened on October 2, 2010 as part of the $50 million municipal project aimed at improving ocean water quality and public health. The Park is situated in the Civic Center area of Malibu in close vicinity to major natural resources. Its creation helped restore and develop important native riparian habitats and, simultaneously, provided grounds for outdoor recreation and environmental education. Visitors to the Legacy Park can learn about flora and fauna of the Southern California coast from a multitude of informational kiosks and other facilities, such as living learning center, an outdoor classroom, a cultural interpretive center, etc.
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Major Shopping, Dining and Recreational Venues in Malibu, California