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Malibu Pier, Malibu

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Pier / Boardwalk · Landmark
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Once called the Riviera of America, Malibu Pier represents a historical landmark noted for its three-story point break popular with surfers. Only experienced surfers should brave these waves, but visitors will find plenty else to do on the pier. Learn about surf culture at the surf museum, take a boat tour of the coast, or pick up souvenirs from the gift shops. Get onto the water by joining fishing or whale-watching trips. If you do decide to ride the world-famous break, you can rent equipment on site. Malibu Pier is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Very well kept pier, particularly the public restrooms at the far end! A selection of cafes and shops are available, though perhaps unsurprisingly the eateries are on the pricey side. The settings... 
    Very well kept pier, particularly the public restrooms at the far end! A selection of cafes and shops are available, though perhaps unsurprisingly the eateries are on the pricey side. The settings...  more »
  • The Malibu Pier was very lowkey with some eateries and a quaint shop at the end. My wife didn't want to stop and walk it but I convinced her too and she was really glad. We didn't buy anything... 
    The Malibu Pier was very lowkey with some eateries and a quaint shop at the end. My wife didn't want to stop and walk it but I convinced her too and she was really glad. We didn't buy anything...  more »
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  • We visited on a very beautiful morning and it was quiet and the atmosphere was fresh. Clean and well maintained premises. So many surfers were practicing their surfing skills on the amazing waves. It is a great and unique experience to stand on this pier and watch the majestic waves in the ocean. Feels like just staying there and to keep watching the the waves. Pleasant weather. Beautiful experience.
  • Been again and am always amazed how different the Malibu and Santa Monica Piers are. Nothing of the carnival but all classy, smooth atmosphere. My wife and I had an excellent breakfast yesterday. Yes, it's pricey, but definitely worth it. I can't wait to go again. And, the master question: would I be happy to make a 30+ min detour to go here (mandatory in my rating scheme to achieve five stars): absolutely. I just did and can't wait to go again next week. Advice: if you go early in the morning - as we did - free parking is easily found, and there was no line at all. The morning breeze was just incredible.

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