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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
805-488-1827
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
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Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Who would have thought there was such a treasure in Malibu. Truly a highlight of our two-week trip to CA. Point Dume is well hidden in a residential neighborhood, so be sure to follow some directions or you will never find it. There are a few free parking spaces and people actually queue up and wait for folks to leave.... More

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Austin, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

One of the best beaches in Malibu - that's what we found during our trip. You shouldn't miss this beach if you are traveling to Malibu. Parking is not a problem here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We paid for parking way at the end of the parking lot and hiked up to the top and over to see the tidepools which weren't much, but we still discovered some small hermit crabs. As we were turning to go back we noticed a baby sea lion on the beach... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

his is the first thing my son loves to do when we come to Malibu. So we have done it way to many times. Wear shoes with good footing if you are going to hike over to sunset beach. Bring a camera, there are some great photo opportunities. Parking is limited so you can park at sunset beach and hike... More

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PA, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Visited Malibu in February and went to Point Dume in the morning, afternoon, and at sunset. So comfortable there and so much to see! Wish we were there right now!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

this beach is my all time favorite place in Southern California. the quiet and beautiful view makes it the perfect place to relax and get out of the busy city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

One of my favorite places. Very beautiful place to hike and explore. No better way to clear your mind. Requires some hiking and steep stairs to get onto the beach.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We visited Point Dume Nature Preserve the first week in January, 2014. We enjoyed a couple of hours of easy hiking on the trails and beach. The highest point offered beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu coastline. The trails were clean and well-kept. There are only a handful of parking spots so we had to find some street... More

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Walking along the shore is just beautiful.... make sure that you have enough time to enjoy the sun,sounds and food in Malibu.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

This was the last stop on a 5 day vacation. We saved the best for last. It's an amazing place, easy to hike trails leading to spectacular scenery. Every step on the beach gets you more and more scenery. Wish we had more time. Highly recommend this place. Head to the end of the parking lot.

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