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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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Address: Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
Phone Number: 805-488-1827

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SIte of many memorable movies and television shows.

The rock formations here and the lack of houses on the top of the bluff make this an ideal spot for television and movie filming. The beach and rocky bluff area was used for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Athens, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The rock formations here and the lack of houses on the top of the bluff make this an ideal spot for television and movie filming. The beach and rocky bluff area was used for the last scene in the original Planet of The Apes movie where Charleton Heston finds the remains of the Statue of LIberty. This was also the... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped here to walk on Mother's Day. A gray whale and a younger whale were playing not far off of the shore. We were all mesmerized. We enjoyed the climbing trail up the Point. There were a few really steep points and sturdy shoes are recommended. For $8, this was an afternoon full of memories, fresh air and invigoration!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our group were not the type to sit on a beach and soak in the sun. The hike up the bluff, the views, and the the hike along the coastline were excellent. When done, we did relax on the beach, people and water watching. It made for a greater and relaxing 1/2 day.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great view for some panoramic photos. It was worth the detour to Malibu. The hike up is pretty steep so this is not for kids

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Todos Santos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My visit to Pt. Dume was the highlight of my recent LA trip. Having raised my kids in Pt.Dume, and having coordinated the volunteers who religiously joined me every Sunday for 6 years in removing the invasive ice plant that took over all the natives, so that the native correopsis could come back and thrive, I have a special place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wonderful beach, you don't feel the crowd. Sea lions, pelicans, albatross ...we found that it's better to patk in the park lot then outside ... Much easier & less.crowded then outside

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cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

this is an amazing place, my daughter got married on the top at point fume and we couldn't of asked for a better location or day. The weather was glorious, and we had a golden eagle watching over us the whole time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited this State Beach on a beautiful sunny day and hiked the peak that overlooks the ocean. The hike was really fun with great paths and a lookout at the halfway point. There is some free parking but the paid parking is worth it. I think it was only $8.00 and you can get close to the trails and... More 

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La Canada, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We drive to Zuma beach, took the hiking trail up and around. About 2 miles. Beautiful views. Some people were even rock climbing. Saw little kids walking the trail. Ocean down below and as far as you could see. Restrooms. Parking $8 or you could walk further and find street parking. I recommend for a beautiful walk along the shore.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I cannot possibly say enough positive things about this amazingly gorgeous place. I don't even know where to start. The beach is gigantic so it never feels crowded. There are rocks to climb and trails to walk and so much to see. Lots of wildlife...I have always seen either whales or seals. There is even serious rock climbing for those... More 

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