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Where to stay in Malibu or nearby beachfronts for surfing

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Where to stay in Malibu or nearby beachfronts for surfing

Hi, my partner and I are visiting California next week and will be driving from SF down route 1 to LA (via Yosemite)

We would like to stop somewhere to surf for 2-3 days and have been thinking of Malibu but we are struggling to find reasonably priced accommodation. We plan to be out most of the days so looking to spend around £150 a night.

Do you have any suggestions of accommodation or other areas which are good spots to surf?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to stay in Malibu or nearby beachfronts for surfing

There are two hotels and two motels in Malibu, sorry to tell you.

Your budget is too low for Santa Monica, but you could see if there's availability at the Sea View Hotel, the Bayside Hotel or the Sea Shore Motel - and drive to Malibu each day (as most people do).

Or, stay in Oxnard or Camarillo and drive to County Line each day.

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2. Re: Where to stay in Malibu or nearby beachfronts for surfing

You can check airbnb for rentals but Malibu doesn't have many lodging choices and you've waited to late to book something, especially if it's the weekend. For an economical stop, lodge in Buellton at the new Hampton Inn or anywhere nearby, then head to Gaviota Beach and Refugio for surfing. Or if you find a place to stay in Santa Barbara you can base there for El Capitan & Gaviota.

For Malibu, Homewood Suites Agoura Hills or Sheraton Agoura Hills are bargains and do-able drives to Malibu if you avoid traffic hours.

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4. Re: Where to stay in Malibu or nearby beachfronts for surfing

Best to list prices in USD, that works out to a little over $200 per night on Oanda not including tax. The Sea View Inn in Manhattan Beach is a block from the beach and has a few rooms in the $175-185 range without tax.

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