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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
+1 805-488-1827
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Beautiful beach!

This place is a definite must see! The beach, the views... everything was beautiful. The weather... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gloria M
Madrid, Spain

One of the most gorgeous views on the PCH. Not far at all from Malibu.. parking is not the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amy B
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  • Average3%
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“sea lions” (19 reviews)
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Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
+1 805-488-1827
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a definite must see! The beach, the views... everything was beautiful. The weather was really nice on the day we were there but the water was a bit cold... and the waves were big! It was fun!! Will totally come back to...More

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most gorgeous views on the PCH. Not far at all from Malibu.. parking is not the easiest. I believe you can pay to park in parking lot next to 26 Beach and walk up there.. both times I have gone to Point...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken away by the beauty of the beach and the views from the hills above. Plenty of walking trails for the adventures along with groups with toddlers. Our 3 year old granddaughter loved seeing the seals and pelicans along with the waves coming...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Stunning ocean views with comfortable ocean overlook with benches. Could have sat there all day. Has a beach. Dogs are NOT allowed. Limited parking. BEWARE. Malibu is not tourist friendly. Our car's bumper over hung one foot over a marketed off area in front and...More

Thank marfaith2
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I love how deserted this beach is so I'm down-rating it to discourage stupid people who judge things by star ratings instead of reading reviews. On the plus side there is nothing here to attract people except a clean beach at the base of the...More

3  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

THE BEST I love it here, I live here and this is the best, perfect sand, not crowded. It is out a bit from the city but well worth the drive.

1  Thank MikeinMalibu
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Point Dume is less crowded than most beaches in Malibu which makes it great to visit. There's a lovely trail atop that you take along the coast with beautiful views of the ocean

2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

If you go to Zuma Beach, it's almost mandatory to go to Point Dume as well. The view from there is absolutely stunning. It's important to be patient and wait for the sun to go down. You won't be disappointed. From the top of Point...More

Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is a good stop for taking in a good view of the Malibu coast and taking some good pictures. When we visited there were lots of Sea Lions in the water and on the rocks, easily viewable. Parking is very limited, I let my...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Stunning scenery. Quite a hike down rickety stairs to get to the rocky bottom and then make your way over to the beach. Highly recommend decent shoes. Local place for surfers. Lots of tourists. Very small parking area (like maybe 10 spots). We got lucky...More

3  Thank krisgils33
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
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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.
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.