It's going to be in the mid 80s this weekend in Malibu, which is perfect weather for sunbathing. I like to get up early and volunteer at the horse rescue then go to SunLife Organics and get a smoothie. There is a grocery store next to SunLife in Point Dume where you can get beach essentials, like a Wall Street Journal you aren't planning on reading and an inflatable dolphin.
The ocean in California is beyond freezing. You do not want to go into it without a wet suit. So you won't be swimming with your inflatable dolphin, but you can carry it around and use it as a prop for photos.
Around 11am people start to fill the beach with their children. This is the point at which you will want to leave. Nothing kills a vibe faster than a screaming child in tragic plastic sunglasses and a rash guard. There are a few beaches you can go to that are more or less child free. For example Ginger Rogers Beach, which is a gay beach, and is closer to town and has parking - great if you're feeling antisocial and lazy. I like the beaches in north Malibu best. Madator. Mugu. But most of all I like empty beaches, I am at my core antisocial AF.
After helping the horses and indulging in my narcissistic obsession with photography and being lightly tanned, I usually go home and take a nap. But I feel like other people would eat? My favorite restaurants in Malibu are Nobu - which is great for brunch and people watching, Taverna Tonys - Greek food and great for lunch or dinner, Neptunes Net - good if you want to eat fried food and watch people with motorcycles. My absolute favorite place, which is best for dinner, is a steak house deep in the canyons called The Old Place - I would really prefer it if you didn't go here, it's already hard enough to get a reservation and there are only two seating times each evening.