Adamson House & Malibu Lagoon Museum

Lonely Planet review

Up on a bluff overlooking Surfrider is this gorgeous Spanish-style villa, which used to belong to the Rindge family and is awash in locally made, hand-painted tiles. Check out the ‘Persian rug’ in the entryway and the tiled dog bath outside. To learn more about Malibu’s arc of history – Chumash to glamourtown – pop into the adjacent Malibu Lagoon Museum. The last tour leaves at 2pm. From here it’s a pleasant stroll through the marsh to Surfrider Beach.