Surfin' Safari

Paradise Cove has been featured in many movies, in this case, it was the location for the cover of the Beach Boys’ debut album “Surfin’ Safari” which was released on October 1, 1962 on Capitol Records.


Side One:
Surfin’ Safari
County Fair
Ten Little Indians
Little Girl (You’re My Miss America)

Side Two:
Heads You Win–Tails I Lose
Summertime Blues
Cuckoo Clock
Moon Dawg
The Shift


Mike Love – lead, harmony and backing vocals
Al Jardine – backing vocals and double bass on “Surfin'”
David Marks – lead, harmony and backing vocals; rhythm guitar
Brian Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; bass guitar; organ; snare drum on “Surfin'”
Carl Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; lead guitar; acoustic guitar on “Surfin'”, drums on “Moon Dawg”
Dennis Wilson – lead, harmony and backing vocals; drums except “Surfin'” and “Moon Dawg”

Beach Boys Discography

Surfin’ Safari
Released: October 1, 1962

Surfin’ U.S.A.
Released: March 25, 1963

Surfer Girl
Released: September 16, 1963

Little Deuce Coupe
Released: October 7, 1963

Shut Down Volume 2
Released: March 2, 1964

All Summer Long
Released: July 13, 1964

The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
Released: November 9, 1964

The Beach Boys Today!
Released: March 8, 1965

Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Released: July 5, 1965

Beach Boys’ Party!
Released: November 8, 1965

Pet Sounds
Released: May 16, 1966

Smiley Smile
Released: September 18, 1967

Wild Honey
Released: December 18, 1967

Released: June 24, 1968

Released: February 10, 1969

Released: August 31, 1970

Surf’s Up
Released: August 30, 1971

Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”
Released: May 15, 1972

Released: January 8, 1973

15 Big Ones
Released: July 5, 1976

The Beach Boys Love You
Released: April 11, 1977

M.I.U. Album
Released: October 2, 1978

L.A. (Light Album)
Released: March 19, 1979

Keepin’ the Summer Alive
Released: March 24, 1980

The Beach Boys
Released: June 10, 1985

Still Cruisin’
Released: August 28, 1989

Summer in Paradise
Released: August 3, 1992

Stars and Stripes Vol. 1
Released: August 19, 1996

That’s Why God Made the Radio
Released: June 5, 2012

Paradise Cove
Pacific Coast Highway and Paradise Cove
Malibu CA 90265