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Address: Westward Beach Drive and Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Don't Miss This!

Do not miss this beach! It's tucked around the bend from Zuma and I found it to be much nicer and less crowded than Zuma. The views are beautiful and it's easy access to the Point... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Brendan P
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Englewood, New Jersey
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Englewood, New Jersey
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Do not miss this beach! It's tucked around the bend from Zuma and I found it to be much nicer and less crowded than Zuma. The views are beautiful and it's easy access to the Point Dume Hiking Trails... I would recommend checking this place out!!!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very nice beach. Accessible by car, free and paid parking (fee area is much less crowded). Restrooms, outdoor showers and foot showers, restaurant halfway along beach. At end is Point Dume with waves breaking on rocks. Great sand and surf to walk and wade in, spectacular place for sunsets. Overall a wonderful and relaxing place to hang out.

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Malibu, California
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Like the adjacent Zuma Beach, it has plenty of paid parking, restrooms and a big life guard station -- plus a really good restaurant right at the entrance (The Sunset). Best of all, it's a lot less crowded than Zuma Beach -- and you're right next to the Point Dume Headlands State Park.

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Get there as early as possible. We got there at 11:30am and all of the parking was full with no nearby parking anywhere. There was no street parking, the free and paid lots were both full as well. We ended up not being able to enjoy Westward at all but had to drive further north up the coast.

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1 Thank Raji R
Malibu, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been all over the world, and have visited most of the famous beaches and when I come home to Malibu - I still think West are between the two main beaches, although if you have kids or are going to be in the water alot you might want to be closer to a life guard. Due to limited parking,... More 

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1 Thank zumanbabe
Malibu, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As beautiful as Zuma with a LOT less people! The sand is a little firmer, but beautifully situated. This isn't where you go if you want to play volleyball (no nets), but if you want to relax at the beach without fighting the crowds, this is your beach...

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I was tipped off to this area by a hiking book that mentioned the beach walk from Point Dume to Paradise Cove. Westward beach (just below Point Dume) has quickly become my favorite place in the world. I've been back about 6 or 7 times already (I just moved to L.A. last year and live about 30 minutes away). So... More 

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Todos Santos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This beach was so undiscovered for many years. In the old days one could drive, walk or ride a bike down the beach road and not see another soul at all. At the very end, that you now have to pay to go to, you might recognize the rock formations of the Point of Pt. Dume..where MANY a commercial and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a gorgeous beach, with daily rock climbers at the end of the road. The surf is extra active near the rocks as well. I've spotted whales, sea lions and pelicans here too. The beach is very clean and is regularly patrolled by the life guards and sheriffs. I'm a wedding coordinator and have had four in March alone!... More 

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Chelmsford
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited this beach on recommendation from a friend and are so pleased we did. The weather was great so made our time spent on the beach even better. Lovely sand and clean beach. We had lunch at The Sunset which I will review separately so valet parked with them but there appeared to be plenty of other parking. I... More 

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