Yeah! Yesterday was the dedication of the new coastal access to the beach in front of David Geffenís house in Malibu. He fought 22 long years to keep people off the beach, which is owned by everyone, but in the end, he dropped his opposition and this area is finally open.
Coastal access areas are the walkways which dot the California coastline and allow ordinary folk who donít own beachfront property entry ways to the beachfront. If you frequent Malibu and like the un-crowded conditions of the few (and often times very hidden) public access beach fronts, you know it can get highly charged between the beach front home-owners and people who visit the beach for a day in the surf. There have been times that home-owners called the police to keep people from spreading their towels, signs torn down that show where access areas are and even chained locks illegally put on the gates to keep us local Joes out. If you want a great map that shows where the coastal access areas are check out this coastal access guide that gives detailed maps and info. They have a very detailed down-load for the Broad Beach area at Pt. Dume, as well as other good beach spots.