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Paradise Cove

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Address: 28128 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3928
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+1 310-457-2503
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Gorgeous beach and views

Paradise Cove has a gorgeous beach, and we spent a wonderful day lying in the sun and walking the beach. The public is welcome, but you pay for parking. Or, you can pay less for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Paradise Cove has a gorgeous beach, and we spent a wonderful day lying in the sun and walking the beach. The public is welcome, but you pay for parking. Or, you can pay less for parking if you eat or drink at the Beach Café ($30 minimum). Doing so will get you four hours of parking, which includes your time... More 

Thank brettmI2598CL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am not given to the crazy Hollywood world that is associated with Malibu. My choice is to find a nice friendly restaurant with beach access serving moderately priced great food....and that would be Paradise Cove. Yes, it is up the PCH....yes, it has it own signal light...yes, you may have to be patient to park.....but, the trade off for... More 

Thank Michael G
Valley Village
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely beach with pier and interesting walking beach, cliffs, tidal pools, rocks. Also has restaurant and you can get free parking if you buy an entree! Parking is expensive if you aren't planning on eating, but you can park and walk in.

Thank Artzgal
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique experience. Food is good. Not super. But beach and the view is jaw dropping. You can also relax in the sun in front of the restaurant for hours. Parking is expensive. Do yourself a favor and don't oder nachos with cheese and meat on it. It's delicious, but will prevent you to eat good food after.... More 

Thank amirk973
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Again, we accidently came upon this once in a lifetime location for drinks, lunch and a trip into the past. Enjoy great margueritas, sandwiches and cold beer, while watching pelicans dive into the Pacific Ocean. This restaurant has many historic connections to several 50's, 60's beach movies and that history can be viewed on the walls as you stroll the... More 

Thank tavysandin
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say this was quite the experience. Great being right on the beach. Parking cost is crazy and have never paid $88 for lunch ever before. Had to do visit once but can't afford that too many times.

Thank IanWarsh
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely spot. Quiet during our visit but i suspect it is very busy during the warmer weather. Lovely old pier and good eateries. Make the time to visit and you won't be disappointed.

Thank Kohinoor12
Richmond Heights, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Sits on beautiful beach. Service is slow and food is just OK. In my opinion there are many other restaurants in the area that are preferable.

Thank Nelson B
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Looks like it'd be a beautiful place but is pretty spendy to go there. We pulled in and then left. Looked beautiful though.

Thank CLichtle
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little cove where the Paradise Cove cafe is but it's significantly cheaper to park if you go to the cafe. Great views, large seagulls and there is even a little pier you can walk along

Thank Tony B

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