Imperfect but forgiven
I also been on Malibu Beach.
Malibu Beach wasn't all that great. It was hard to get on the Beach because the houses were all built close together to make it harder for the public to access that Beach. The area was also usually pretty conjested... hard to find parking. While Malibu Beach wasn't all that great, it's best known for famous people living there on the Beach. There were some larger and much nicer beaches further south of Malibu. I used to run a 16 mile training run into the mountains just a little bit north of Malibu at a state park that may have been called Sycamore Canyon. It was just south of Pt Mugu. Sometimes in Sycamore Canyon there would be millions of Monarch butterflies. It was a miraculous site to behold. The critters would take flight enmasse as I jogged past them. There was also often a mountain lion up in the hills. Whenever I saw it it would be in the same place watching me. If I saw it now I'd turn around and run back in the direction I came from but back then my brain wasn't fully developed... and finishing the run was more important than possibly becoming a meal for a mountain lion. The run took me from the coast through the mountains to Thousand Oaks, then I'd turn around and run back. I always loved running trails.