There are two beaches. The one you access from the main parking area is the South beach and only short hike away is the dog friendly North beach. In between them there is a rocky area known as Sequit Point which has tide pools.
Malibu lagoon is where Malibu Creek meets the ocean. From the parking lot the path leads you through wetlands (we’ve seen a lot of bird watchers on our way)
to the Surfrider beach on your left. You can see the Malibu pier from there.
If your curious how the rich lives after the wetlands turn right and check the amazing beach houses
So far my favourite beach in Los Angeles with a little hike as a bonus. I would recommend to park bellow the Point Dume trail. Its worth the 8 dollars for a day. Go up for short hike with great views and seals spotting and later enjoy the walk in gorgeous beach. You can finish your perfect morning having lunch in Sunset restaurant in the entrance of the parking area of Point Dume.