Malibu – a fabled beachfront town with real star power. It has achieved almost mythological status among California beach towns.It is known for its Mediterranean climate and its 21-mile (34 km) strip of the Malibu coast. The area is known for being home to Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, and other affluent residents.

Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons.

Nicknamed “the ‘Bu” by surfers and locals, beaches along the Malibu coast include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach, County Line, and Dan Blocker Beach



The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District serves Malibu with three elementary schools: John L. Webster Elementary School (grades K-5), Juan Cabrillo Elementary School (grades K-5), and Point Dume Elementary School (grades K-5).

Private schools include: Calmont,  Our Lady of Malibu (Catholic), Colin McEwen High School, New Roads, and St. Aidan’s School.

Malibu High School (MHS) provides secondary public education for both middle school (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12).

Pepperdine University, a private college, which is located in central Malibu. Malibu is also served by Santa Monica College.