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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
+1 805-488-1827
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Quiet for a reason

We saw this beach but parking was such a nightmare that it put a damper on the whole afternoon. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Wonderful coastline gem

Great place for a hike along the ocean. We say a lot of wildlife including seals. A nearby beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael L
Davis, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this beach but parking was such a nightmare that it put a damper on the whole afternoon. We were enjoying the coast and read the reviews and figured we could tolerate the parking but if you don’t go early, there isn’t parking. Actually...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a hike along the ocean. We say a lot of wildlife including seals. A nearby beach is clean and easily accessible.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit with a great view. The history about he place can be read in the boards. If you are found to park your car near the parking lot, be aware about the fares: 3 dollars before 9 am, 8 dollars after 9...More

Thank Lisandra11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during February because it was a pretty warm day, so why not go to the beach. The day we were there the flowers were in bloom. So everything around us was bright yellow, plus the views... it was a perfect day. You can...More

Thank rahymapadron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most tranquil and quiet beaches around! Did I mention it was clean! Hardly ever ridiculously busy. Get ready to rekindle the love of relaxing on the beach without the masses around.

Thank Bnajar16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went on a Sunday and it was busy but not over crowded by any means. About a half hour drive up beach from Santa Monica. The parking is a nightmare. The top lot is free but has only a few spaces. You can drop off...More

1  Thank SassyAtlanta
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Great fun esp at dusk; the sun dissapered down the horizon within seconds. Climbing the rock was good to explore, not difficult with elderly or children

Thank Daniel FG H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Love this beach and the view from the top of the point. The poppies and other foliage alongside the beach were in bloom, and we were able to watch some filming at this site. The tide pools on the other side were very cool, and...More

Thank kbed303
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I am so glad we stopped here on our coastal road trip! We stopped here later in the day, around 5pm, which made for a beautiful skyline as we took in the coastal views and climbed the rocks. The views were absolutely stunning and we...More

Thank Dana E
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were visiting LA and wanted to get in some climbing and beach time. Point Dume was perfect for both. The biggest issue was finding parking at Point Dume. The upper parking area could maybe fit 4-5 cars and was always full and a park...More

1  Thank naturistcouple1234
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.