La Costa is down the coast from Carbon Beach and was one of the first areas to be developed in Malibu in the mid-1920s. Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created the Tarzan books, bought a home there and in 1933 and was elected honorary "Mayor of Malibu Beach." Homes range in style from the original homes to modern homes. Homes on the land side are on steep hills. Homes on the ocean side abut PCH. The area includes the LA Costa Beach and Tennis Club which has membership for land side homeowners.