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Paradise Cove in trouble again for charging for beach access

Paradise Cove in trouble again for charging for beach access

For some Malibu surfers, hitting the waves means first crossing the parking lot at privately operated Paradise Cove, a restaurant that faces the public beach and pier.

But, according to some, that can be a problem.

In June, the California Coastal Commission once again began investigating complaints from beachgoers that the operator of Paradise Cove has been charging a $20 daily beach membership fee to access the shore.   

Large red signs leading up to the beach detailed the access fee, marketed as a “daily beach club membership,” according to documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. 

The case...

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