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Paradise Cove

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Address: 28128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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We come here every year especially to bring our out of town guests. the beach is the cleanest you will find. the bathrooms are the best beach bathrooms you can go to and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sylmar, United States
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Have been visiting for years, our family and/or friends go for the Sunday Brunch at the Paradise Cove Cafe. Love there Bloody Mary's! I recommend making reservations first. There is a fee for parking.

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Sylmar, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We come here every year especially to bring our out of town guests. the beach is the cleanest you will find. the bathrooms are the best beach bathrooms you can go to and it feels like you walked onto a set of gadget. The only thing missing is Jimmy Buffet songs playing from loud speakers around the beach. the water... More 

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Woodland Hills, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The earlier you get to Paradise Cove the better parking you will get. You need to eat in the restaurant in order to get your parking validated. You are limited to four hours of parking when you get validated. You can bring lounge chairs or umbrellas or rent there. At low tide it's an excellent walking beach. The waves are... More 

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Northern Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

From what I understand this is the only privately owned beach with a liquor license in California. It is illegal elsewhere to drink alcoholic beverages on any California beach. This, along with the atmosphere, the ocean and the camaraderie make it an extremely popular place. Get there early, avoid weekends...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Many drive along PCH oblivious for the most part of this small cove that is a world by itself. There is a few interesting bistros and a fun beach and small pier. It has been the site of numerous motion pictures and TV shows. It always is bursting with actuvity.

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houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Took a day trip to Paradise Cove and was very nice. Beach was clean but water is so cold. Water is also very blue and clear!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Arrived here by chance. Like all other reviewers, make you you get your parking validated, or else a $40 charge for 4 hours. Very good facilities, nice food and sunbeds! Felt quite spoilt here, but as you can only stay max 4 hours for the validated $6 parking fee, time does seem quite short there...

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great place to take a family. The beach is clean. There's a cafe that has good beach food as well. A go to in Malibu.

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Moore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Yes the cafe is a bit pricey, but hey, you will be pampered and what beautiful place to enjoy the beach up to 4 hours! Use their easy access parking hardly a walk to beach/cafe. Spending a little extra on breakfast or lunch and your parking is cut down to $6! Be sure to get your parking ticket validated. Plenty... More 

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Ballston Lake, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We enjoyed the beach and the cafe. Fruity drinks that earn their umbrella or in this case, very big straws! My kids loved theirs, and for those looking to enjoy a relaxing adult beverage, you won't be disappointed. We totally enjoyed ours. The food was tasty with very large portions, so plan on taking some home. Delicious chowder! The beach... More 

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