This is David Geffen’s house.
This is the coastal access way next door to David Geffen’s house.
David Geffen fought the California Coastal Commission for a long, long time (and spent lots of money) because he didn’t want to allow the unwashed masses like you and me access to the beach – an area that, according to California state law, can’t be walled off from the populace.
The California Coastal Commission stood up to Geffen’s army of immaculately dressed corporate drones and won.
So – I’m pleased to announce that the court mandated coastal access is now open, next door to David Geffen’s ‘estate’ at 22132 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu (also known as Carbon Beach).
I didn’t bring my camera onto Carbon Beach itself (salt water + sand + electronics = bad), but I can assure you that it’s gorgeous, and well worth the litigation. It’s a natural small bay so the waves aren’t to crazy if you want to swim, the water is crystal clear and not nearly as cold as Zuma (the other white beach), and there’s a conspicuous absence of the floating trash that’s become a part of the Santa Monica Bay experience. As I was being given the bum’s rush at closing time, dolphins cavorted just beyond the breakers, backlit by LA’s amazing golden late-afternoon sunlight.
Heaven. Pure heaven. I highly recommend the lot of us descend upon our court mandated community accessible beach. It’s open from 9 am until 6 pm SEVEN days a week.
If you’re not familiar with the area, may I suggest Mapquest.
Once again, that’s 22132 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. It’s north (by quite a ways) of Topanga Canyon Blvd and south of Pepperdine University.