Malibu lies like a ribbon along the top portion of Santa Monica Bay. For twenty-seven miles the city encompasses a narrow swath of beach and mountain. The bay’s shoreline runs from Point Dume down through Santa Monica, past Venice and Manhattan Beaches and all the way to Point Vicente on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Our private tour guests who wish to enjoy a luxury helicopter tour of Los Angeles really get to appreciate the scope and beauty of the coast along this metropolis. There are wide sandy beaches in some places, steep cliffsides in others. Surfing enthusiasts will probably already know the names of the point breaks and beaches beloved by the salt water athletes who come here from all over the world when the storm wells arrive. We always can play some of the better known surfing tunes to remind our guests. From our helicopter we can look from over the water to the coastline to see the magnificent beach mansions down below and the even larger homes built up on the ridges and in the canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains higher up. We generally fly up the coast from Long Beach or Marina del Rey (depending on our departure heliport) and then turn inland when we get to Pepperdine University so we get to see both sides of the narrow city of Malibu. The mornings are especially beautiful this time of year with the very clear cool air and calm seas.