There are few true “sights” along the long thin stretch of sand that is Malibu. One of those worth checking out is the Malibu Pier (23000 Pacific Coast Hwy., www.malibupiersportfishing.com ). The pier gets busy in the summertime and lonely in the winter, though the die-hard surfers plying the adjacent three-point break stick around year-round.
A few pier fishermen also brave the so-called chilly weather of the Malibu off-season, but you’ll feel a sense of some solitude when you walk out across the planks.
Some attractions out on the pier include interpretive signs describing the history of Malibu, sport-fishing and whale-watching charters, restaurants and food stands. If you’d prefer to ride the waves yourself, you can rent surf and boogie boards as well as other beach toys on the pier.