Malibu is one of my most favourite area in Los Angeles. Located on the coast about 30 miles (or 40km) north of downtown Los Angeles, it boasts one of the prettiest beaches in California. The area is also known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars. Malibu has everything you look for in a beach holiday: waves; surfing; food; view; clubs and restaurants. You can also find nice local shops in the area.
One of the nicest beach club that offers excellent food is Paradise Cove Beach Café, located on Pacific Coast Highway in Central Malibu. The clam chowder and the very tall and rich chocolate cake is a MUST!