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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
+1 805-488-1827
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Peaceful Sunrise

I drove out to the furthest parking point at the beach then hiked up the hill (10 minutes) to get a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Courtnie C
via mobile
Best beach, save some time for a vist

What a sight! I’m happy my wife and I took time to go here. We found parking in the neighborhood up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mitch M
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
+1 805-488-1827
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On your trek up Highway 1 take a break at Point Dume. Plan a full day between Los Angeles and Ventura on your exploration of the Malibu Coast. Take time for the pier, wander Point Dume, time it for the tide pools at Leo Carrillo,...More

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

2 Year Anniversary in Malibu, California at Point Dume was amazing! We initially were out at Venice Beach and it was trashy! Thank goodness we chose to trust Yelp to land us the best sunset we've ever seen! The entire trip in to Point Dune...More

Thank Chaz P
Reviewed 18 November 2017

After swilling beers in Malibu I recommend a quick hike at Point Dume to gain your bearings. The beauty is captivating, and the walk is perfect for bloated beer drinkers: not too far, and short enough. The only problem is the lack of parking. So...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

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
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.