After a wonderful night's rest our adventure takes you to Zuna Beach County Park. The beach is four-miles long with plenty of parking. Zuna shares two handicap beach wheelchairs with two other beaches. Please call ahead to see if they are available. The lifeguard headquarters found half a mile from the park entrance lends the beach wheelchairs to you. The chairs make access from the parking lot to the ocean easy to cross.
At the beach you will find concessions stands to enjoy lunch, drinks, or buy a snack. The stands are easy to find and found between the second and fourth bathrooms near the entrance. All the bathrooms can easily accommodate handicap use. The bathrooms have wide doorways and roomy interiors. The beach offers plenty of handicap parking with easy access to the bathrooms. The gates open at sunrise and close at sunset. During the long summer days you have plenty of time to spend a few hours enjoying Zuna beach.
Heading down South our next stop takes us to:
Westward Beach and Point Dune State Preserve
The road runs along the base of the sea cliffs and the public beach joins Westward Beach Road at the parking lot. Point Dune is quieter than Zuna beach because of the location. The beach is narrow and you can enjoy the views without a handicap beach wheelchair. The beach has an asphalt pad near the third bathroom past the parking lot entrance.
The beach has a new parking lot off Cliffside drive that leads to a 500-foot boardwalk. The boardwalk has a nine-percent grade that a strong wheelchair rider can handle. The boardwalk overlooks the State Preserve where several years back volunteers removed the ice plants to restore the native coastal scrubs. The boardwalk is excellent to watch the whales during whale season.
The park has one handicap bathroom found on the curve off Westward Beach Road. The bathroom is challenging with a seat and on the outside the building the showers have one flip-down seat. The parking area offers two handicap spaces and has only six parking spaces in the lot. The gates open at sunrise and close at sunset. The quiet beach and State Preserve make an enjoyable afternoon stroll down the boardwalk.
Down South the next stop:
Paradise Cove and Sand Castle Beach
The beach is private but open to the public for an entrance fee. The year I stopped by the fee was $20.00 to drive in and park your car and $5.00 to park on the road and walk in. The beach offers a full-service restaurant for dining. There are no level paths from the parking lot to the beach. The beach has a boardwalk that is bumpy and extends 200-feet over the ocean. The beach bathrooms do not offer handicap access but the bathroom in the restaurant has easier access. The private beach is open from sunrise to sunset each day.
Traveling down the road to Malibu our next stop:
Malibu Bluffs Community Park
The park is beautiful and has a circular soccer and baseball field and at different times of the year you can take in a game. The sidewalks surrounding the park are flat with wide access for easy travel in wheelchairs. At the park you can overlook the high sea bluffs where view scopes are installed. There is one view scope at wheelchair level. Put in your coin and enjoy the view. The park is a nice place to spend the afternoon and have a picnic lunch. Enjoy the baseball and soccer games depending on the time of the year you visit. The parking has three handicap spaces and the bathrooms offer handicap access.
Malibu has a lovely beach community with plenty of shops to visit. After visiting the park take a stroll down the Main Street and do some sight seeing. The beach community has so much to offer. The restaurants on the road have outdoors dinning to sit and watch the sunset. Tomorrow we will continue visiting Malibu but for today the time runs out. It is not possible to visit the Malibu Lagoon Museum. Enjoy your evening relax and watch the sunset. Until tomorrow good night and happy travels.