I love secluded, rugged beaches like many of the ones found in Malibu, California. Visiting today reminded me of a few other similar beaches I have had the opportunity to visit: Montezuma, Costa Rica in 2008, Terre-de-Haut, Gaudeloupe in 2012, and La Mision, Baja, California in 2013. Gone are the days where going to the beach meant being around loads of people participating in a multitude of beach activities – now I seek peace and solitude so that I can really connect with the wonder of it all.
Malibu has 21 miles of coastline, much of which is viewable from the PCH or Pacific Coast Highway. I drove out today on a whim (surprise, surprise), after an audience taping at Sony Pictures Studios, which is why I’m not exactly in beach attire! Since arriving in Los Angeles I have spent most of my time traversing the trails in the Hollywood Hills, so it was a nice change to get out to the sea and enjoy the salty air, barefoot walk in the cool sand, and beautiful sunset.
The drive home took me through gorgeous canyon views in the Santa Monica Mountains and therefore I was able to experience the best of both worlds today. But that’s exactly what makes living in Southern California so magical, isn’t it? It has the best of everything. (Well, ok, I did leave out the not-so-fun part about driving home on the 101 freeway during rush hour traffic, but it’s a small price to pay my friends, a small price to pay!)