Monday, April 14, 2008

A day in paradise, Paradise Cove, Malibu, that is....

It's 9.30am on Monday on America's West Coast and it looks like the today is going to be another scorcher, just like yesterday. So another weekend and another beach for us. Last week Santa Monica and this time a trip to Paradise Cove in Malibu, home of Bob Morris' Paradise Cove Beach Cafe.Welcome to Paradise Cove signIt was hot, hot, hot here yesterday, over 90 degrees in the Valley, so we'd planned a trip to the beach to enjoy the sunshine and enjoy the coastal breeze.

Our friend Mike picked us up and drove us up through Calabasas and Malibu Canyon which was amazingly picturesque and much more scenic than the Pacific Coast Highway route.

So here's a few pictures of the beach, just to make you all a tad envious.

We were thinking this could be our new house...Our new beach house home in Malibu?

Who wouldn't want to wake up to this view?View from the Pier at Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove beach in Malibu It was roasting on the beach and the sun was intense, but it was fab to be finally lying out in the Californian sun (don't worry was all sun-screened up - P20 rocks). Mind you I'm still plucking sand out of everywhere today - you can't beat a trip to the beach.

So armed with our cooler of cocktails, beer and water (thanks Mike!), our Sunday papers, gossip mags and books (my poison, James Patterson's Saving the World and other Extreme Sports, from his Maximum Ride series - more of a kid friendly book, like Harry Potter, but an easy read so I like 'em).

Whilst we were hard at work on the beach, others seemed to be enjoying themselves in other ways. Take a look at Standup Paddling, it seems everyone's crazy for it in Malibu (seems like hard work to me). Standup paddling in Malibu

Funnily enough I've always wanted to be able to surf, especially now we're in the perfect place for it, but having almost no vision without my glasses may be a bit of a problem - how will I be able to see all those sharks coming for me when I fall off and my contact lenses fall out??
Standup paddling at Paradise Cove beach

We also thought that if we had some small change, we'd buy one of these...
After a few hours in the sun admiring the 'paddlers' and luxury yachts, wondering what celebs or rich folk may be on them, when our lobster buzzed we popped inside to have a late lunch and get out of the sun.

The Paradise Cove Beach Cafe is a little gold mine and was rammed, it was just under a two hour wait for food inside. After a shrimp caesar salad and a refreshing Margarita (I told you I'd found a new favourite), we took a stroll along the small pier to take some photos and then wandered up the beach to walk off our food.

The sea is still VERY cold, so haven't taken the plunge yet. Plus we need to get some American swim shorts as we've been told speedos just don't cut it here (sorry ladies!!).

Waves breaking at Paradise CoveAhh, sun, sand and margarita's - it's a hard life living in L.A....

Seagull at Paradise Cove, Malibu


J said...

You wrote about Paradise Cove, and didn't mention the Rockford Files?

Jason in Hollywood said...

well you learn something new everyday...

You see I'm far too young to have seen these ;-)


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