By Deb Flomberg
Start out at CA-1 at the Malibu Sport Fishing Pier and get ready for a two-hour drive that will take you along the Pacific coast and some of the most stunningly beautiful roads in the world. This drive, which takes you from Malibu to Lompoc, has so many amazing places to stop and enjoy that this short trip could end up taking the whole weekend. Or you can simply make the drive without stopping and just look out the window, taking in all the spectacular scenery.
As you head out on CA-1 you’ll pass the Malibu Lagoon State Beach, which is also known as Surfrider Beach. Stop here if you want to take in a few waves or do some amazing people-watching. Continuing north along the coast and you’ll pass Point Dume State Park, which has a lot of great places for trails and hiking. Bring some binoculars if you want to spot some gray whales or dolphins if you are visiting from December through March. Continue north and you’ll pass Zuma Beach, which is probably going to be packed, as it’s one of the most popular spots in the area. If you’re looking for something more low key, head a bit further to find Leo Carrillo State Beach which is relatively smaller, but usually a lot quieter.
As you keep driving north along the coast on the Pacific Coast Highway you’ll be driving on one of the most beautiful roads in the world, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Make sure to stop and take in the sights. You’ll also pass Point Mugu State Park and Natural Preserve, with more than 70 miles of hiking trails to enjoy. This is the perfect spot to take a picnic and rest up for the drive back.
If you live in California, or if you are just visiting, you simply must take the time to explore this spectacular drive. You can keep heading north along the coast or turn back at Point Mugu, making this drive just a short few hours or it could take a whole weekend. Just make sure to take this drive in your 2013 E63 AMG Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll love enjoying the sights as you cruise up the highway in the pure luxury and opulence of this stunning sedan.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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