La Costa Beach
Malibu’s first neighborhood, the exclusive hillside and beachfront of La Costa was held by May Rindge and sold in 1926 to developer Harold Ferguson.
While Ferguson succeeded in naming streets such as Las Flores Canyon Road, Rambla Pacifico, and Rambla Vista, he was unable to fulfill his dreams for the area and the property was repossessed by Rindge’s company, Marblehead Land Co., which itself declared bankruptcy during the Depression. Still, the allure of close-in beach living attracted numerous celebrities and continues to do so today. With little public access, La Costa is one of Malibu’s least-visited beaches – another attraction to those who value privacy along with impressive architecture, non-stop views, and membership in the La Costa Beach Club.