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Malibu Pier: Shopping & Eating & Fishing, Oh My!

(LA Trend) — The Malibu Pier, one of the most iconic places to visit in Malibu, is open and ready to give you the perfect coastal experience with a day full of boutique shopping, delectable bites, dockside fishing, and plenty of resplendent ocean sights.

Originally built in 1905 to support the operations of Frederick Hastings Rindge’s Malibu Rancho, the Malibu Pier has since become a symbol of California’s beach life, what with its dual white towers, rough-hewn planks, and panoramic views of the coast. 

If you’re in the mood for some food, be sure to stop by the Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar located at the front of the pier. Featuring an outdoor patio area that offers stunning views of the pier and ocean, this full-service restaurant has a full bar with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, espresso, coffee, smoothies, and juices. However, the real highlight of the Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar is their menu of fresh, local, and organic cuisine from renowned chef Helene Henderson—who could say no to street corn chicken tortilla salad, lemon herb roast half chicken, or soy-ginger skirt steak?

Or if you’re craving something a little lighter, then the Malibu Farm Cafe is the thing for you. The cafe is located in a midcentury storefront at the ocean end of the pier and offers hearty breakfasts like Swedish pancakes and quinoa oatmeal, and tasty lunches like Cauliflower flatbread and grass-fed burgers. There’s also freshly squeezed juice, sangria, local beer and wine, and coffee provided by Caffe Luxxe. And don’t skip out on their sunset dinner held Wednesdays through Sundays!

For shopping, there’s Ranch at the Pier, which specializes in the ranch life, surf life, and healthy life that Malibu is associated with, and sells unique gifts, bait and tackle, surf and skate equipment, beach apparel, and much more. Other traveling shops often make their appearance at the Malibu Pier, so check their official website for updates.

And don’t forget about the amazing fishing to be had on the pier. Since 1938, the Malibu Pier has been one of the most popular destinations to cast your rod. Halibut, thresher shark, and bat rays can be caught in peak season during the summer, while corbina and mackerel can be caught throughout the year. Click here for fishing rules.

The Malibu Pier has taken extra steps to ensure the safety of visitors, including mandatory face masks, enforcing social distancing, and offering hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and end of the pier.

So come on down—the ocean is calling!

Visit their official website for more details.


23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265


Open daily from 8AM to 8PM

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Joe Garza | Editor

Joe Garza is an LA-based writer and musician. With a deep passion for the arts, his interests include screenwriting, reading, composing, and playing guitar and piano.

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