The first home I moved into when I was 5 years old was on Broadbeach Road, and yes I am a bit sentimental and affectionate for all things Broadbeach! My father stopped to see an open house with me when I was 5 years old, 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 my family’s love affair with Broadbeach began in 1975. My parents bought and sold a few houses since then but they are still Broadbeach residents and as a family we spend a lot of time working and playing there.
Broadbeach as the name implies is known for its deep beach. With beach lots that can range to over 300 feet of depth, Broadbeach boast some of the largest beach house properties you will find anywhere in Malibu. A standard Broadbeach lot is somewhere in the vicinity of 40 feet of beach frontage by 300 feet deep. Broadbeach 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 places twice) removed from the Pacific Coast Highway, so it is quiet, safe, uncongested, 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 Broadbeach still have sand dunes and sea grasses along the beachfront of these homes, and the beach probably comes as close to anything you will find in Southern California to an East Coast Beach feel. The street itself is also a great place to walk, jog or ride bikes. It is about 15 minutes north or west from Malibu’s relative center. Broadbeach would definitely qualify as one of the beaches my father would call, “Country by the Sea.”