Malibu Community Pool

The only public heated outdoor pool in Malibu!

Granted it’s end of November but this is Malibu… and it’s freezing cold!

It’s a misty morning and still super early so take a drive up to Malibu to visit the Marmalade cafe for lobster legs Benedict! Have a couple of hours before the pool opens for it’s weekend community schedule so park the car mid-way up Zuma beach, leave the shoes in the boot and start walking north towards Trancas beach as far as I can before the houses jut out into the ocean, then turn back - must be a good four mile walk round-trip but walking along the wet sand makes it feel like forty!

Drive a bit further north to Oxnard then back down the Pacific Coast Highway 1 to Malibu and up the hill to Malibu high school.

Not convinced it’s open when I first arrive, but then see a couple of people in the pool and the pop-up reception desk at the far end of the pool deck. The pool is open to the community at weekends, it’s $3 entry and a fairly standard school pool setup with 10x 25 yard lanes and open-plan locker rooms.

The pool includes a diving pit and i’ve inadvertently picked a lane right above the steep drop which gives an odd optical illusion as the black lane line tracks along the bottom. The pool is listed as heated but it is a cold day by Malibu standards so finish 1,500 yards still feeling a bit cold!

Swim Stats

  • Length: 1500 yards total swim
  • 1:22 pace / 100y
  • Garmin Swim 2 Watch



Fantastic community pool located at Malibu High School, simple yet functional school style facilities.

Pool Details

  • Length: 25 yards
  • 10-lane pool
  • Outdoor (Heated)

Malibu Community Pool
30215 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 9026

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