malibu_sportfishing_pier_sign-smMalibu is one of the few stretches of Califonria coastline not spoiled by a beachside railway. It was spared because the former owner  of Malibu (yes, there was only one at the time) built his own personal railway, which protected his property from incursion under eminent domain via an obscure clause in the federal law governing railway-right-of-way condemnations.