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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
805-488-1827
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Ranked #5 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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New York City, New York
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461 reviews 461 reviews
241 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Zumba beach is the most fun beach in Malibu. They even sell tshirts that say Zumba beach. All beaches in Malibu are beautiful. This one is a lot of fun too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went here based on the positive reviews on Trip Advisor but were very disappointed. Lots of trash on the beach and poor access. Parking limited to 2 hours and about 4 spaces. I guess it's the local's party spot judging by the remains of their fires and the dog mess they left behind.

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Calgary, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Been to Zuma/Point Dume few times and always love it, especially this time with my young son as before we left home we watched the original 1967 Planet of the Apes movie, and once we passed the rock wall where climbers scale and easily scramble around the point to the next tiny beach - Pirates Cove - and if you... More

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Montecito, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Perfect 75 degree weather all summer. Locals are friendly and restaurants are fantastic. Celebrity sitingss numerous at the nearby Malibu Country Mart.

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Abington, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Breathtaking views from this park. Lots of friendly surfers. Not much parking. There is a nearby street where you can leave your car. I enjoyed the walk.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Bluff top preserve of coastal scrub, chaparral, and the like leading out to fantastic views of the Pacific. Only room for 11 cars (2 hr. parking) plus 2 handicap, so either come during a school week or park below along Westward Beach Road and hike up the traverse trail by Pirate's Cove. From the bluff you will have panoramic views... More

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Auckland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wow great view easy little stroll, could have looked up and down the coast for hours. We didn't walk down to the beach but looked stunning. Seriously worth a visit.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Point Dume gives you a wonderful view of he pacific ocean from three sides. The Hill top is easy accesible not hard trekking. Even kids also can trace to the top.The hill top( nort exactly a hill although) extends into the ocean from the beach thus giving you are peninsular view of the Ocean ahead of you. The gusting... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Point Dume may be one of the better places in Malibu to watch a sunset. Make sure to get there early as finding parking is difficult, so you may have to walk a bit. Bring something to sit on once you get to the top, and have some wine and cheese while you enjoy the setting sun! Enjoyed watching and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went on a 6 mile, 2 hr, hike. It was GREAT! Loved every minute, views are great, trail is easy to follow, everyone we saw on the trail was friendly. Bring water as it is hot and dry but you will love it!

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