Malibu's El Sol Beach Closed to the Public

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If you’re planning a beach day this long weekend, one place you won’t be going is El Sol County Beach in Malibu. L.A. County bought it in 1974 with taxpayer money and a promise to preserve it for public recreation. In the 41 years since then, however, El Sol has never been open to the public. That’s partly because of lawsuits by wealthy beachfront homeowners who want to keep it closed.