Thursday afternoon: Let’s Go To Malibu Beach!
We hadn’t been to the beach in a long time, and it was a near perfect day for a drive through Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Ocean!
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Our journey to the Pacific Ocean began deep in the San Fernando Valley with a quick stop and photo op at the South Seas Apartments on Saticoy: the location for “The Karate Kid”.
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Our next stop was at Cricca’s Italian Deli on Topanga Canyon for one of their famous submarine sandwiches to complete my picnic lunch.
We made the drive over Topanga Canyon to Pacific Coast Highway, then north to Malibu!
Thursday afternoon, so there was easy parking on PCH near Carbon Canyon. Be careful crossing the highway! We parked near the coastal access to Malibu Beach next to David Geffen’s beach house. Open sunrise to sunset for THE PUBLIC, there is a paved and gated walkway from PCH to the beach. No dogs allowed on the beach! (BIG $$$ TICKET)
It was a beautiful day! Slightly overcast, but clear skies and not too hot. There was a cool ocean breeze and the sun came out. I forgot my beach chair in the car, but had a towel in my backpack that I spread out on the sand berm to make a place to sit.
We were almost totally alone on the beach with only two other people on the sand when we arrived and then a few people walked past while we enjoyed our lunch.
On the Menu: In addition to the NY Pastrami submarine sandwich we bought at Cricca’s, we packed a picnic lunch that included dill pickles, celery & carrots, tortilla chips, persian cucumbers, an apple and a banana. And we only brought water to drink…
After I finished eating, I took a little time to just sit and enjoy the sound of the ocean, the sea breeze and the calm of the beach. Then I did a little “on location” sketching (made a point to bring the pad and pencils) which I haven’t done in a very long time.
We finished our art project and packed up our stuff. We walked the beach for a little bit and then made our way back to the coastal access walkway. As we were preparing to cross the street, the StarLine open top van pulled up and parked in the middle of Pacific Coast Highway. They were taking pictures of David Geffen’s beach house, so I took a picture of them:
*NOTE*: I periscoped the drive through Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Ocean and then a Walk on Malibu Beach
We stopped at the Top O’Topanga Overlook on the way back from the beach:
Top O’Topanga Overlook – Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Parkland
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