Paradise Cove, Malibu, CA
Paradise Cove Beach
Paradise Cove is a naturally formed cove created by erosion from the Santa Monica mountains, a 40-mile long urban mountain range that is part of the Transverse Ranges. Part of Malibu for over 100 years, the cove has always been privately owned.
Many of California's piers are used in backdrops and settings for movies, shows, and commercials. Paradise Pier in Malibu is one of the shining stars, though you wouldn't know it by visiting.
The old wooden pier with its neatly-painted railings isn't very big, nor is it real accessible--but the views are splendid. 180 degree views from Palos Verdes to Point Dume offer a window on the world.