Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Malibu

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Malibu. Travellers to this scenic city praise the seaside, beaches and hiking. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Malibu

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Malibu has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Monica Pier (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (26 mi / 41.9 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (28.5 mi / 45.9 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (29.8 mi / 48 km)
  • Camarillo Springs Golf Course (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Cantara Cellars (17.4 mi / 27.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Malibu

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, September, August and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Malibu

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Malibu is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Venice Beach (22.1 mi / 35.5 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (28.3 mi / 45.5 km)
  • Broad Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • El Matador State Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • La Piedra Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • El Pescador State Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Malibu

Fly into Oxnard, CA (OXR), the closest airport, located 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Santa Paula, CA (SZP), which is 22.7 mi (36.5 km) away.

Where to stay near Malibu?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,382 holiday rentals near Malibu. From 1,130 Houses to 60 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Malibu for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Malibu?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Malibu:

  • Central Malibu: 230 holiday homes
  • Eastern Malibu: 126 holiday homes
  • Western Malibu: 85 holiday homes
  • Hollywood Hills: 1,946 holiday homes
  • Hollywood: 940 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Malibu?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Malibu. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Malibu Lagoon State Beach: 4,298 holiday rentals
  • Pepperdine University: 3,143 holiday rentals
  • Zuma Beach: 1,277 holiday rentals
  • Malibu Pier: 4,002 holiday rentals
  • Sostomo Trail: 2,366 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Malibu listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Malibu?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,130 Houses in Malibu. Our other popular types of Malibu holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 60 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 773 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 101 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Malibu?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 713 holiday homes with pool available in Malibu. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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