04/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Residents Scramble To Save Broad Beach

For years, beachgoers and environmentalists have worried that wealthy residents of Malibu's exclusive Broad Beach wanted to fence off their 1.1-mile oceanfront to outsiders.

Now, in the latest chapter of the shoreline saga, Broad Beach property owners, who include such celebrities as Pierce Brosnan, Goldie Hawn and Steven Spielberg, are building an 8-foot-high rock sea wall that they say is needed to protect their showplace homes from rising ocean water.