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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
+1 805-488-1827
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Walking up to the point, so picturesque. Wish it was warmer to enjoy the water and do some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Gorgeous - Must see while in Malibu!

This park has beach access and the views are spectacular! Parking is along the road in front of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
+1 805-488-1827
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking up to the point, so picturesque. Wish it was warmer to enjoy the water and do some sunbathing. Beautiful area

Thank FP7020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has beach access and the views are spectacular! Parking is along the road in front of the park. There are paths that walk along the top of the park, looking down on the beach & Pacific Ocean. The stairs down to the beach...More

Thank olivergumbrill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always enjoy the beauty of the beach and ocean, but even more so when the rocks and cliffs accent it. There are several trails and you can see the curve of cliffs along the Malibu coast. One major drawback is that there is really...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always love Zumba Beach no matter what time of year it is. This visit I went for early morning walks and it was so quiet and the sea was calm.. very tranquil. It’s different up most of the beaches stretched along the coast as...More

Thank 59Cathy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I drove out to the furthest parking point at the beach then hiked up the hill (10 minutes) to get a lovely sunrise view from the wooden deck. It was really easy and certainly worth it for some morning meditation and/or photography. The sign says...More

Thank Courtnie C
Reviewed 9 January 2018

What a sight! I’m happy my wife and I took time to go here. We found parking in the neighborhood up on Point Dume and walked for about 10 minutes (easy). You won’t be disappointed with your visit here. Walking out to the point features...More

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Looking for the best beach to spend the day? Look no further than Point Dume Beach, where many feature films are shot there for it's stunning view, such as Planet of the Apes, Iron Man, D-Day the Sixth of June just to name a few....More

Thank SheenaGao
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Head North to Santa Barbara from LA and pass Point Dume. A stretch of sun and sand with waves crashing, seagulls dipping into the Pacific and surfers dotted along the coast line. It's a lovely drive so rent a convertible.

Thank JetSetGoTravel
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Exit Pacific Coast Highway just south of Zuma Beach and visit Point Dume! Pay for parking at self service kiosk's located throughout the parking area. Bathrooms are available. Go to the very end of the parking lot to access the hiking trail that will take...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 29 December 2017

A 20 min mid-level climb will land you on top of a cliff at the end of the beach with dramatic view of the ocean looking out and secluded beach looking down. Was hoping to see migrating whales but that did not happen.

Thank gl0baltr0tter
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.
21 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.