The first home I moved into when I was 5 years old was on Broad Beach Road, and yes, I am a bit sentimental and affectionate for all things Broad Beach! My father stopped to see an open house with me, and I was so excited when I saw the beach I ran right through a screen door to get to it. After my father calmed down the owner, and paid for the door, he wound up making a deal to buy the house, and so began my family’s love affair with Broad Beach in 1975. My parents bought and sold a few houses since then, but they are still Broad Beach residents and as a family we spend a lot of time working and playing there.
Broad Beach, as the name implies, is known for its deep beach. With beach lots that can range to over 300 feet of depth, Broad Beach boasts some of the largest beach house properties you will find anywhere in Malibu. A standard Broad Beach lot is somewhere in the vicinity of 40 feet of beach frontage by 300 feet deep.
Broad Beach is one of Malibu’s “A” list beach communities, and one of Malibu’s more western (think northern) beach communities. It is once (and in some places twice) removed from the Pacific Coast Highway, so it is quiet, safe, un-congested, has good parking, sandy beach in and out of the water, and is a great swimming, surfing, snorkeling, kite surfing, and kayaking, beach. Large sections of Broad Beach still have sand dunes and sea grasses along the beachfront of these homes, and the beach probably comes as close to an East Coast Beach feel as anything you will find in Southern California . The street itself is also a great place to walk, jog or ride bikes, and is about 15 minutes north/west from Malibu’s relative center. Broad Beach would definitely qualify as one of the communities my father would call “Country by the Sea".