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Westward Beach

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Address: Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

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Big beach

Good sand no crowds plenty of parking and great for walking along the beCh. Enjoyed our stop here as you will

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Charles V

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good sand no crowds plenty of parking and great for walking along the beCh. Enjoyed our stop here as you will

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just before Zuma Beach and the expensive parking is Westward. It is worth it to park here for free and walk down to Zuma. Beautiful surrounds and clean sand!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to go here by our host at AirBnb. So we went there during sunset. There is a short hike from the beach to top of the small hill, takes approx 15 minutes to get to the top. You will have from there almost 360 degree view. It is really amazing to see Santa Monica and Malibu shore... More 

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Favorite of locals looking for a spot of sand and a great view of the waves (and usually some marine life). Not a surfing beach at all. Safe for kids - never crowded.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Westward Beach is just south of Zuma and actually connected. It's about a mile long. Take the ZUMA exit and follow westward road south. Lots of room and space for all. Nice wide sandy beach with plenty of restrooms and trash cans....use them Put your trash in the cans. Lifeguard towers and a smaller headquarters south near pt. dume. Parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is a wonderful sandy beach with amazing views. Much more quiet than most of the other beaches in the area.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Do not miss this beach! It's tucked around the bend from Zuma and I found it to be much nicer and less crowded than Zuma. The views are beautiful and it's easy access to the Point Dume Hiking Trails... I would recommend checking this place out!!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Very nice beach. Accessible by car, free and paid parking (fee area is much less crowded). Restrooms, outdoor showers and foot showers, restaurant halfway along beach. At end is Point Dume with waves breaking on rocks. Great sand and surf to walk and wade in, spectacular place for sunsets. Overall a wonderful and relaxing place to hang out.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Like the adjacent Zuma Beach, it has plenty of paid parking, restrooms and a big life guard station -- plus a really good restaurant right at the entrance (The Sunset). Best of all, it's a lot less crowded than Zuma Beach -- and you're right next to the Point Dume Headlands State Park.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Get there as early as possible. We got there at 11:30am and all of the parking was full with no nearby parking anywhere. There was no street parking, the free and paid lots were both full as well. We ended up not being able to enjoy Westward at all but had to drive further north up the coast.

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