There are beautiful beaches all over the world, but how about living not far from a place like Zuma? Paradise, I’d say.
Zuma Beach is in Malibu, and Malibu is a place of beauty in and of itself. If you think I’m exaggerating, here’s the reason I’m not even kidding.
Malibu is plagued by landslides and fires more than any place in California — complete destruction of multimillion dollars mansions due to the geologically unstable terrain — and people just don’t go away. They rebuild and stay put. That’s how beautiful it is. Kind of crazy, you might say, but who said humans are sane?
Now, like with all beach communities, there’s overcrowding. Not a place I’d like to drive to every evening after work, fight traffic on PCH and whatnot, but to visit and spend time on a perfectly clear and sunny So Cal day, that’s a whole different story.
As locals, and with so many beaches around, we don’t visit nearly enough, but it’s most definitely on the list of places to see in L.A.
Yeah, it’s awfully L.A. — usual to spot celebrities and flashy cars in the parking lot, and it’s very California with surfers everywhere. But it is also beautiful, and during the week the beach is quiet and most enjoyable.
And since ideas and energy are in short supply here at the end of the A to Z Challenge, I leave you with some fun facts about Zuma Beach and a closing comment.
Zuma was a site for the television series Baywatch, I Dream of Jeannie, and the famous final scene of Planet of the Apes (among many other shows and films).
It is mentioned in the song “Some Girls,” by the Rolling Stones, and “Why I Came to California” by Leon Ware.
Singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale named their second son Zuma, after the famous beach.
And that’s it, friends. I’ve really enjoyed being part of the Challenge. If I neglected returning a comment, please know it is only due to the large number of posts, and would like a chance to visit your blog and comment soon.
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Thank you for teaching me so much about blogging. I hope to see you around.
Photos credit: Zuma Beach County Park, from Wikimedia; Zuma Beach, from latimes.