They just don’t do sun loungers on the each here in LA, everyone takes their own and after three weeks of carrying chairs, umbrellas, boards and endless children’s paraphenelaia it was so lovely to head to Paradise Cove in Malibu. Here you can eat lunch on the beach and then rent a day bed for the rest of the afternoon. It is an easy drive from Santa Monica and we stopped to do a bit of shopping at Malibu Country Mart . They have a great array of shops and a fantastic playground in the middle to keep the kids busy, always a bonus. There is an outdoor table tennis for older children. There is also a lovely shady area for your other half to relax with Wifi !