If you are wondering where to watch fourth of July fireworks in Malibu this year, here is our insider’s guide to get you to the best spot!
Every year local residents hire private barges to come and provide the entertainment for their fourth of July parties. There can be anywhere from 2 – 5 barges that dot the coastline from Carbon Beach to the Encinal Bluffs. Theses barges are loaded with thousand of pounds of fireworks and the displays, lasting up to 45 minutes, are on par with anything you’d see in a major city.
So far permits have been issued for these three fireworks displays on Friday, July 4, beginning at 9:00 PM in the vicinity of:
* Malibu Colony Road
* 27900 block of PCH
* Broach Beach
For the Malibu Colony firework show a great spot to watch the show would be on Surfrider Beach and the Malibu pier. If you want to eat dinner while watching the show, a good bet would be to grab a reservation a The Malibu Farm. Here you can eat a great meal at the end of the pier with a great view of two firework shows. Nobu and Nikita would be great options but reservations will be unavailable and there will likely be a waiting line to get in to the bar area.
The 27900 block of PCH is by Paradise Cove. Parking can be a real issue in this area so it’s best to get to the beach early and plan on staying all day. There is parking at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe but I’m guessing it will fill up by 10am….even if it’s foggy. You can park on PCH but it’s a bit more dangerous, especially if you have kids and need to walk a long distance.
Up at Broad Beach the parking and viewing can be a bit more challenging. With the beach pretty much gone at Broad Beach, the only place to safely watch the fireworks show will be from PCH above Broad Beach. The west end of Zuma would be a great spot to watch this show too. I would suggest using the pay entrance at Zuma and driving to the parking lot. Just a short walk away in the new Vintage Market if you need food or drinks. Use the crosswalk at Trancas and PCH.Tags: fireworks, malibu