Welcome to Pacific Palisades and Malibu
Elegant oceanfront homes and celebrity mansions surrounded by beautiful natural scenery
Pacific Palisades is a small, affluent community nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Spacious estates and elegant cottages dot the winding slot canyon streets. It has a charming village atmosphere with a small, walkable downtown area. Boutique shops, art galleries, and neighborhood cafes line the main thoroughfare surrounding Sunset Boulevard.
Malibu has elegant oceanfront homes, secluded beaches, and a picturesque coastline. The year-round sunny weather means you’ll always find residents sunbathing on the sand, surfing in the ocean, jogging along the boardwalk, or dining on seafood outdoors. It’s full of celebrity mansions and is one of the most coveted places to live in the world. Famous homeowners have included Halle Berry, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Angelina Jolie, Ellen DeGeneres, and Miley Cyrus.
What to Love
Large secluded estates, oceanfront homes, and celebrity mansions
Chic boutiques and upscale dining
Warm and sunny year-round
Direct access to private beaches
Scenic hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains
Pacific Palisades is a tight-knit community with longtime residents who know each other. Neighborhood groups include book clubs, a women’s club, hiking groups, and event committees that often get together. Malibu residents, on the other hand, tend to value their seclusion and privacy. Many oceanfront homes have their own private beaches.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
You’ll find diverse dining options and boutique stores at the Pacific Palisades Village. Porta Via
is a modern California bistro and bar with hearty pasta and gourmet burgers. Angelini Ristorante and Bar
has classic Italian favorites like lasagna, pesto, and Parmigiano. The Palisades Garden Café
serves breakfast and light pastries and has a lunch delivery service. Café Vida
has Latin-inspired cuisine and fresh-squeezed juices.
Sushi Sasabune Express
has creative sushi rolls, sashimi, and rice bowls. The Draycott
is popular for brunch with light menu items and mimosas. Caffe Luxxe
has artisanal coffee, organic tea, and an espresso bar. You can also head to Gladstones
for seafood dishes and oceanside seating.
The Bay Theater
in Pacific Palisades is a luxury cinema showcasing new releases and classic films.
In Malibu, you’ll find bustling and iconic seaside restaurants. Duke’s Malibu
has fresh seafood and Hawaiian-inspired dishes, drinks, and décor. Nobu Malibu
is a celebrity hotspot. They serve their signature Peruvian-Japanese fusion fare to diners sitting on plush booths overlooking the ocean. Moonshadows
has live jazz music and a chic lounge with a tiki-themed patio perched over the Pacific, world-class cuisine, and tropical cocktails.
Malibu Farm Restaurant
focuses on farm-to-table American cuisine. They have an oceanfront deck with scenic views. For California cuisine, Geoffrey’s
has terrace seating, romantic fire pits, and panoramic views. It’s one of the best choices for date nights. For dining, day-drinking, and sunbathing on the sand, Paradise Cove Beach Café
has tropical drinks, a raw bar, and light bites.
Things to Do
In Malibu, Point Dume State Beach
has sandy beaches and small rocky coves perfect for exploring. You’ll always find surfers riding the waves here, especially in the mornings. Or you can join the crowds at Zuma Beach, a postcard-perfect California landmark.