The first thing I look for on a media trip itinerary is the amount of time we have to ourselves. “Down Time,” if you will. As much as the destination, the events, the food, and the activities entice me of course, having that time to recharge is essential in any itinerary! I’m sure you see social media posts from writers’ trips and think “how tiring is eating, drinking, and visiting a museum?” Well my answer is VERY!
On my Conejo Valley tour, I jumped for joy when I saw we were heading to the beach. There was really no mention of activity other that the name, Zuma Beach in Malibu on the itinerary, but the beach is calming and relaxing so I know it was going to be good!
Zuma Beach is a county beach located at 30000 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Malibu, California. One of the largest and most popular beaches in the Los Angeles County, Zuma is known for its long, wide sands and excellent surf. It consistently ranks among the healthiest beaches for clean water conditions in Los Angeles County.
Zuma Beach hosts several premier surfing events each year. With optimum wind conditions nearly daily in the late afternoon, Zuma draws many to kitesurfing on the northern end of Zuma Beach.
The timing was perfect as we strolled from our tour bus onto the smoking hot sand. We may have made our way to the water in record time to cool down our toes, but that time by the water made the trip that much better. Miles of near white powdery soft sand, gorgeous views, plenty of volleyball nets for the athletically inclined, and plenty of room to claim your spot to soak in the salty air.After some photos, sitting on the sand, dipping our feet in the water and some long deep breaths, we headed back onto the tour bus completely ready for the next activity! I’m so jealous of those locals and students of Pepperdine University to have this beach right at their disposal. If you’re in the area, stop by and recharge your batteries!
For more to do in Conejo Valley visit, http://conejo.com.