Skip to comments.Secret beaches of Malibu (and the woman who will show you how to reach them)
Posted on 06/15/2013 3:34:09 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Jenny Price believes everyone should have access to the public beaches in Malibu
Beachfront homeowners in the exclusive L.A. neighborhood of Malibu are up in arms about a new smartphone app which provides anyone using it with evaluable information about how to get to the areas hard to reach public beaches.
Environmental writer Jenny Price passionately believes that everyone deserves access to the area's public beaches but with 20 of Malibu's 27 miles of coastline lined with private developments trying to access the beaches has long been a complicated business.
Homeowners in Malibu - include some of the wealthiest and most famous people in the country have long used a variety of means to keep the beaches to themselves including padlocks, gates, menacing signs, security guards and lawsuits.
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I used to spearfish in the Zuma Beach kelp beds next to Malibu Beach and remember the crappy attitude of the residents there toward the "peasants" who dared to use "their" beaches. 90% liberals and they had the attitude of King Louis XIV: "The peasants are revolting? You bet! They stink on ice."
I hope a lot of folks use this app to access their sacred beaches.
The Seascape Beach in Aptos can only be reached by a walk down a long path behind and through the Seascape Resort. So few people know it is open to the public. It’s never crowded and has a spectacular view of the Monterey Bay.
This is not limited to California. Where I go, along Lake Michigan, there is no shortage of people who spend a couple million to buy their house, and then try to restrict access to “their” beach.
Our cousin just married a rich guy (owns 130 fast food restaurants, his own jet, the whole deal) and they recently finished building a 9,000 sq ft weekend house in Malibu. It must be nice!
Weird, if they want to keep people out so bad they should try to buy the beach.
I can’t imagine being so passionate about such a trivial issue.
We were in Maui April 2012. We learned that we could walk down the K beaches through the resorts. There was a trail the entire way. I went five miles one day. I don’t think it was a secret... but there is access. There was also a colony of natives which included a really tacky motor home and a shack made out of scrap wood. I was told that they and their ancestors had owned that land since the beginning of time. Good for them. Except it was also I think a meth lab. LOL
I was fortunate to have work send me that way last year, inspecting the railroad track from Watsonville up to Davenport. I intentionally took a couple days to see some stuff I don’t ever get to see... the hidden beach up by Davenport that you need to walk down the bluff and through an sea-eroded tunnel through the bluff to get to...
Also stopped at some spot where there was an overlook and all these slackers were surfing... was good to just sit and look at the ocean in the sun... after being the week earlier in the desert of SE New Mexico.
I wish I remembered the name... Pleasure Point or Pleasure Beach or something like that.
Eh...I’m sitting there right now.
LA Freepers (if there are any) should see to it that “the underprivileged” have access. Yellow buses sound like a great idea.
Around here we have Government wharves, but few locals use them because every weekend they are filled with Hispanics and Blacks who get really nasty if you invade their space.
Billionaires can easily afford directional cell phone and wifi blockers. This should be fun.
Oh the Humanity- polluting yellow buses-
All you Freepers are going to be in big trouble now...
AL Gore is building this:
But Gores choice of oceanfront property is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. According to the Montecito Journal, Gores new mansion sprawls over 1.5 acres (we all need to reduce our ecological footprint); contains fountains, a spa, and a swimming pool (even though Southern California is water starved, and alarmists tell us global warming will cause more severe drought and water restrictions); and contains six count them, six fireplaces (because burning carbon-intensive wood in only five fire places at once simply wont do when entertaining Hollywood friends).
And Al does not want any Americans walking infront of his
His home.(or his liberal Hollywood buddies homes)
and beach erosion
One of the really special aspects of the State of Oregon is that all the beaches are publicly owned. NO PRIVATE BEACHES!
All of the beaches in California are also public. There are no privately owned beaches. The point of the article is that the residents are trying to resrrict access to the beaches, effectively making them private. The phone app exposes their tricks.
Gotta be careful if you go onto these beaches. Local skinhead surfers consider these their beaches regardless of what the laws and regulations say, and they will hurt you if you violate what they consider their beach.
On the Great Lakes, the rules are different. For example, in Michigan the beach is owned by the state “up to the ordinary high water mark. This is the point at which the action of waves on shore is apparent.”
“In Ohio, court cases related to beach ownership have been moving up the judicial ladder. A few years ago, the state began charging beachfront land owners a fee for installation of docks that extend into the lake. This fee was charged with the view that the bottomlands on which the docks were constructed was state land. A lower Ohio court disagreed with this interpretation, however, and declared that the actual edge of Lake Erie was the property boundary.”
I hope an app like this is ported to other platforms, and can grow to accept other locations around the country.
For California, if I saw a phony sign, I'd make up a professional vinyl stick-on of the same size and style, and plaster it over the original. It would say the same thing, but I'd add, in smaller letters, "Use of deadly force is authorized".
See how long before somebody notices, and hope it doesn't hit the media. :)
Heheh. I'm sitting here in San Mateo thinking I should have gone to Santa Cruz today. Oh well, it's not quite summer yet.