If you drive north (west) on Pacific Coast Highway, about seven miles past the Malibu Pier Paradise Cove Road veers shoreward into one of Malibu’s most colorful and storied neighborhoods.
At the mouth of Ramirez Canyon, this was originally one of the largest coastal Chumash sites in Los Angeles County, 8,000 - 9,000 years old, with a year-round stream (now a culvert), riparian vegetation, and plenty of wildlife. Later it was owned by the Rindge family and in the 1960s, the area was developed into a mobile-home vacation rental destination. In the 1970s, it was sold and expanded and today is home to 276 mobile homes, some with ocean views and prices well into the millions. A favorite address among entertainment industry celebs, the Cove has manicured streets, tennis courts, clubhouse, plenty of trees, and the Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, open daily. There are also a number of very large beach or bluff estates along the shore just south of the Paradise Cove pier. Many have tennis courts, pools, and unusually large lots.