Malibu Pier and Malibu Lagoon State Beach Pictures

Entrance to Malibu Sport Fishing Pier and Cafe

Sign for Malibu Sport Fishing Pier and the Malibu Pier Restaurant

Malibu, California, USA
Latitude: 34.0370, Longtitude: -118.6765
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Visiting Malibu Pier and Malibu Lagoon State Beach must be on the list of things to do in Malibu, California. Those that like nature photography and specifically like taking beach photos Malibu Pier is a must see place. California coast stretches for hundreds of miles but out of all California beached Malibu Beach is the most famous and probably one of the most photographed. Interstate I-10 will take you from Los Angeles to Santa Monica, then Scenic Pacific Coast highway winds itself north along the picturesque California coast.

Malibu Pier road trip idea is very pleasant and a visual treat, presenting many opportunities to take ocean pictures. Sometimes there are farmers trucks along the highway selling fresh local fruit and strawberries. If you are looking for a California adventure and beautiful beach scenes there is no better place to start than a drive along Pacific Coast highway, also known as Highway 1. Pacific coast is facing West and being here at sunset is a good idea as it will be a great time for making amazing beach pictures when sun sets.

Wooden Deck of Malibu Pier in Malibu, California
Malibu Pier: Historic Attraction on Southern California Pacific Coast

Before the road reaches Malibu Pier, there is another attraction that has to be added to the list of things to do in California – Lake Shrine Temple. At the intersection of Pacific Coast highway and West Sunset boulevard make left and shortly after enter a peaceful and quiet retreat. Good place for a break on a road trip before Malibu. Malibu is a small California city set beside the Pacific coast and Santa Monica mountains. Visitors will be welcomed by a road sign “27 Miles of Scenic Beauty”. This is perhaps one of the best places to spend holidays and photograph nature.

People playing on the beach
Malibu Beach: People Playing Various Beach Activities, beach scene

Malibu is widely known for its pacific coast beaches and ocean surf, which attract millions of visitors annually. The Malibu Pier is historic structure that managed to preserve its character and creates unique look so desirable when photographing beach scenes. An icon in Southern California, Malibu Pier welcomes numerous surfers from all over the world due to its perfect swells of pacific coast.  Malibu Beach Inn is located right on the shore and is a comfortable and convenient place to rest very close to Malibu Pier.  Malibu Pier offers couple of restaurant choices with the choice of salads, snacks and fresh seafood.

White & Blue Beautiful Umbrellas Shaded Seating Area
Malibu Pier Restaurant, white and blue umbrellas

About half a mile walk north of the Malibu Pier will take you to the Malibu Lagoon. Along the way there will be plenty of chances to take some great beach pictures – pictures of lifeguard stations, people surfing, playing, or beautiful beach photos to make into beach backgrounds. There is plenty of wildlife, you can spot beautiful pelicans, egrets, herons, and ducks at the lagoon beaches. California brown pelican colony is the most numerous though. If you like taking pictures of birds then get your digital camera ready. Pelicans are not afraid of people and will fly very close, trying to photograph them is a good exercise in sharpening nature photography skills.

Backlit brown pelican flying at Malibu Lagoon
A Brown Pelican closeup bird picture

Malibu Pier and Malibu Lagoon State Beach is a great road trip destination on California Pacific coast. You will be welcomed by great scenic ocean views, beautiful beaches and great restaurants. This road trip will be memorable and visitors will have plenty of chances to capture many amazing beach and  ocean pictures.

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Malibu beach crescent, beach photo
Beautiful Malibu beach curve, Malibu Beach Inn is the first building on the left
Malibu Parking Near the Beach and Shopping Plaza and Inn
Malibu Pier parking near Malibu Beach Inn
a man fishing on a nice day
A Man Enjoying Sport Fishing at Malibu Pier
Two Buildings of Malibu Pier Outfitters and Cafe
A Perfect Setting with Café at Malibu Pier
White and Blue Striped Umbrella Providing Shade at the Cafe
A Place to Sit and Enjoy Snacks, Malibu Pier Restaurant
Wooden piles structure of the pier
Clear Blue Pacific Coast ocean at Malibu Pier structure
Beach background of the Malibu Pier
Beautiful Malibu Beach and Pier, beach scene
info board lifeguard station showing current conditions at Malibu beach
Malibu beach lifeguard station board : Surfing Contest Being Held Malibu Beach, California
Lifeguard's hut observing the beach
Beautiful View of the Malibu Beach Lifeguard’s Hut
Lifeguards station under umbrella
Mobile lifeguard station with a rescue board, umbrella and a chair, beach scene
Beach picture of People Enjoying Surfing at the Malibu Beach
Malibu Beach : A Great Place for Surfers on Pacific Coast
Waves Touching the Shore, Malibu Beach Photo
Waves Touching the Shore, Malibu Beach Scene
Colony of California Brown Pelicans at Malibu Lagoon, bird picture
California Brown Pelicans at Malibu Lagoon Sitting On the Beach
California Brown Pelicans Colony, nature picture
Beautiful View of California Brown Pelican Colony, Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Private part of Malibu beach, ocean picture
Malibu Pacific Coast near private part of Malibu Beach
Image of the highway entrance to Malibu Pier
Malibu Sport Fishing Pier with Mountain Backdrop

  10.10.2016 by FPImages

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