Getting Around Malibu: Bailard-Lunita

Bailard-Lunita neighborhood from the air, with PCH and Broad Beach at the bottom. March 2003 satellite imageCopyright
Bailard-Lunita neighborhood from the air, with PCH and Broad Beach at the bottom. March 2003 satellite image.

Bailard-Lunita Neighborhood

To the south and west of Malibu Park, there is a small pocket of residential uses along Bailard Road near its intersection with Lunita Road. The public portion of Bailard Road is a mix of horse ranches, single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and one 14-unit condominium complex, on large lots ranging in size from 1 to 12 acres. Many are set far back from the street. A private extension of Bailard Road to the east contains 9 additional single family homes. There are approximately 30 parcels in this area, which is not entirely built out. Many of the homes on both Bailard Road and Bailard Road Private have at least some ocean view.

Access to PCH for these residents is via Lunita Road, a two-lane light duty roadway. All of the homes in the Bailard-Lunita area are on septic systems, and all are served by Waterworks District #29. There are no street lights or sidewalks in this area. The half-mile stretch between Trancas Canyon Road and Lunita Road south of the Trancas Highlands contains approximately 100 acres of undeveloped land. This acreage is bisected by a blue-line stream running from the mountains toward the ocean, and contains a small riparian habitat and some archaeological sites. The area was once used by the Rindge family to graze its cattle, and more recently was used by hikers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers until a large parcel was fenced by its new owners in 1989. The land is sometimes used by Sheriffs and Fire Department emergency helicopters as a landing pad for rescues and emergency evacuations.

Sources: Information on this page was adapted from the City of Malibu, General Plan, November 1995

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