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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
+1 805-488-1827
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Easy to park and best beach

Park in the car park end of westward beach road - 15 dollars for the day. Great beach far better... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark H
via mobile
Peaceful location if you go early.

Perfect location for a peaceful walk on the beach if you go early and immerse yourself in nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ADXBS
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
Malibu
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+1 805-488-1827
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park in the car park end of westward beach road - 15 dollars for the day. Great beach far better than any other in the area and fairly quiet compared to Zuma ! Much more pleasant love it !

2  Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location for a peaceful walk on the beach if you go early and immerse yourself in nature. It gets busier later and there is limited parking.

Thank ADXBS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very tranquil morning visit to Point Dume. Arrived at 10am on a sunny day. Walked the beach all the way to the big rock which was being conquered by some fearless climbers. Walked up the trails to the top to view the landscape. Absolutely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful view of the coastline! We were there late morning and was able to see a few sea lions from the cliff. Parking can be a pain due to only a handful of spots at the bottom of the cliff. The beach has...More

Thank vineshakbrown
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a great beach to enjoy the view and the sand. The water can be rough so be cautious about swimming. There are lifeguards. There is a great short hike to the top of Pt. Dume at the end of the beach with beautiful...More

2  Thank Tony K
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice place to relax a little and habe a break when you are leaving LA and heading north on the PCH 1. It is definitely worth to stop and enjoy the sun, the white beaches and the Wildlife. Actually we have...More

Thank Hugo v
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice area in a vicinity of route 101 with plenty of opportunities to snap a pretty photo or two. Unfortunately, car park space is very limited (few cars only).

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

What a place! Definitely recommend to be here early - before 12:00. This will allow you to meet and great many, many dolphins, seals and even whales. Of course, the lizards will be present as well. The coastline is amazing, simply beautiful. Must-visit when in...More

Thank Marcell1989
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The views were simply amazing, but I was really surprised at the condition of the hiking path to get down to the beach. Parts of the trail seriously consisted of balancing yourself across a large metal drainage pipe. We met a woman in her 60s...More

Thank Jennifer Gagel M
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Overall we were genuinely underwhelmed by Malibu but this place was awesome. Well kept beach and worth the drive to avoid some of the crowds that stop closer to L.A. water was freezing and wind was cold in late March!

1  Thank Drew W
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Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some
areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush,
green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped
shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern
Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football
field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on
towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still
feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted
...More
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Ssm2704
16 April 2016|
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Response from jasonparkhouse | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, there is no camping at Point Dume, but I believe you can camp just down the coast at Zuma...there are camping sites all along the coast all the way up to Point Mugu...try them out.
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AuntieMame1985
20 January 2016|
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Response from Gail G | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on the beach. There isn't much sand especially at high tide. There are some trails around the beach though.
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