While on vacation in California recently, we needed to head back to our hotel room to rest a little bit after having too much fun at the Santa Monica Pier. We drove north up the Pacific Coast Highway on the way back to the hotel. We found a place where we could pull over and hike down to the beach. Not just any beach, but a beach in the city Malibu. We skipped the Malibu Pier opting for someplace more quiet. I am not sure what the beach we stopped at is called. Its not so much a beach as it is just some open coastline. There was a lifeguard who came along and had everyone who was in waist high or deeper water move in closer to shore. Apparently it is very easy to get knocked down and be held under water and drown. He was very concerned about it and there was even a memorial at the top of the hill for someone who had recently passed away. I was shocked at the force of the water as the waves retreated back to the ocean from the shore. I was almost knocked over more than once by the force. We had a great time playing knee high water on a beautiful day. before we finished our journey back to the hotel on a great drive through the Malibu Creek State Park on the Malibu Canyon Road. Its a beautiful drive that I would love to make on a motorcycle some day.