La Costa is situated on the eastern side of Malibu, with extravagant beachfront properties and landslide homes, as well as some of the best shopping and dining amenities around. These homes share the La Costa Beach Club, which is a private beachfront property. Just down the coast from central Malibu and the Malibu Pier, it’s in a great location near the heart of Malibu while still being a shorter drive to Santa Monica.


La Costa Beach in Malibu boasts a storied and captivating history that traces back to the early 20th century. Originally part of the esteemed Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit land grant, the area was subsequently acquired by the Marblehead Land Co. in the 1920s with ambitious plans for resort-style development. However, the onset of the Great Depression delayed these plans.

In the 1930s, the area was sold, and the La Costa Beach Club was created. The club envisioned a private beach for its discerning members and those that didn't have public beach access from the hillside. The club erected a bathhouse, tennis courts, and other lavish amenities, along with charming cottages for members' accommodation.

The allure of La Costa Beach grew in the 1940s and 1950s, attracting affluent residents and notable celebrities who were captivated by the area's unparalleled natural beauty and seclusion. The construction of opulent beachfront homes became emblematic of the glamorous Malibu lifestyle, further enhancing the area's allure. Today, notable celebrities who have lived in this neighborhood are David Spade, Rick Carruso, and Todd Philips.

In the ensuing decades, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s, La Costa Beach witnessed a surge in popularity as more celebrities and affluent individuals flocked to the area, further cementing its reputation as a coveted neighborhood. With little public beach access, La Costa continued to be solidified as one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Malibu.

Lifestyle and Nearby

The residents of La Costa Beach in Malibu are fortunate to experience the best of both worlds - the convenient proximity to Los Angeles and the secluded, private ambiance of one of Malibu's finest beach communities. This unique combination allows for a lifestyle that offers the amenities and conveniences of the city while also providing a tranquil and beach-centric oasis for those seeking a serene coastal retreat.

The neighborhood's prime location, nestled both at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains and right on the beach, offers abundant opportunities for recreational activities that allow residents to connect with nature and revel in the breathtaking scenery. From hiking and bouldering to mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking, a wealth of outdoor activities are readily accessible for residents to enjoy.

La Costa Beach in Malibu provides its residents with an array of exquisite dining options and shopping opportunities, with renowned local restaurants just a short drive away.

Taverna Tony: A lively Greek restaurant located in nearby Malibu Country Mart. Taverna Tony offers traditional Greek cuisine and live music. It's known for its festive atmosphere, delicious Mediterranean dishes, and vibrant entertainment.

Malibu Farm: A popular farm-to-table restaurant located on the Malibu Pier. Malibu Farm offers fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a relaxed, beachy atmosphere. It's known for its organic, healthy dishes, and casual dining vibe.

Malibu Country Mart: A popular shopping and dining destination within close proximity that offers an upscale dining experience from multiple restaurants to choose from and boutique shopping.

The Malibu Bluffs Park, situated nearby, offers picturesque ocean views, picnic areas, and walking trails.


Families with children will appreciate the highly-rated schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The closest schools to La Costa are Webster Elementary, Under the Oaks Malibu Pre School and Pepperdine University. Other local Malibu schools include Malibu High School and Malibu Elementary located on Point Dume.

La Costa offers a unique lifestyle with its extravagant beachfront properties, rich history, and unparalleled natural beauty. Its location on the eastern side of Malibu provides convenient access to both the city amenities and the serene, private ambiance of a beach-centric oasis.

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