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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
805-488-1827
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Windermere, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Beautiful spot to visit, parking was pretty full, but not impossible. Enjoyed the hike and the seals basking on the shore were an added treat. Could peacefully enjoy the views even with the amount of people hiking.

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california
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved the hiking trails and ability to get down to the beach Disliked lack of parking spaces (about 15 spots, max). Parking is sunrise to sunset. No dogs allowed---bad for the critters who make this preserve their home. A wonderful outing and can't wait to return again.

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Oxnard, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Parking is $12.50, but worth it. Cause I went on a sunday. The free parking was full. Decided to pay, and close to shire parking lifeguards, restooms. Semi private place, cause if u don't pay the parking fee, u r in a much more crowded area. It takes u about 0.3 miles away from the crowds. The cliff is awesome!... More

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New York City, New York
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669 reviews 669 reviews
292 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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287 reviews 287 reviews
98 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 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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