Best Roads for Joyrides Around Malibu
A great way to enjoy the world-class performance of your Porsche Macan, 911, or comfortable interior of your 2019 Panamera is to take a drive out to Malibu. Famous for its sunsets, beaches, and as the home of many movie stars, Malibu offers a number of scenic canyon roads for you to explore. Here at Rusnak/Westlake Porsche we’ve compiled a list of just a few of our favorite roads for joyrides around Malibu.
Pacific Coast Highway
Whether driving north from Santa Monica, or south from Oxnard, the Pacific Coast Highway offers sweeping ocean views, access to some of the best beaches in Southern California, and plenty of other roadside attractions. The PCH is a very popular road to drive on weekends and holidays, especially in the summertime, and the traffic can be heavy. That doesn’t matter though if you’re just out for a drive with no schedule to keep. A few of the many places to check out on your drive down the PCH include:
- Point Mugu Rock – Just south of the Point Mugu Naval Base, this large and impressive rock formation may look familiar. This stretch of the PCH has appeared in countless movies, TV shows, and commercials.
- Zuma Beach – The long, wide beach at Zuma is one of the most popular in the area. There’s a large parking lot with a concession stand where you can pick up a hot dog or a burger to enjoy while you watch the surfers and the waves.
- Point Dume – A picturesque beach below towering cliffs, Point Dume, like Mugu Rock, has been featured in a number of motion pictures and TV shows — most memorably, perhaps, was as the beach where Charlton Heston discovers the half-buried Statue of Liberty at the end of the original Planet of the Apes.
- Malibu Pier – A walk on the pier provides expansive vistas of the Pacific Ocean including the adjacent Surfrider Beach. There is a restaurant and bar at the entrance to the pier which serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. At the end of the pier is a cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Encinal Canyon Road
Encinal Canyon Road Can be accessed on the PCH at El Pescador State Beach or from Mulholland Highway to the northeast. The view from the top of the coast’s canyon as it winds around Point Dume is spectacular.
Decker Canyon Road
Running parallel to Encinal Canyon Road, Decker is a winding road with many hairpin turns, but well worth traveling on for a scenic drive through the chaparral and farmland. You’ll also have a chance to appreciate the precision handling that your Porsche is capable of.
Latigo Canyon Road
Winding road through the Santa Monica Mountains from Kanan Dume Road to central Malibu, Latigo Canyon Road is a scenic drive that should not be missed. A turnout about 1.4 miles from the PCH offers postcard-perfect views of the coast.
Tuna Canyon Road
Starting out as a two-way residential street up near Saddle Peak Road, Tuna Canyon Road continues as a one-way road all the way down to the PCH. Keep your camera ready, because you’ll have ample opportunities to snap some stunning photographs of the hills and ocean views.
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