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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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Great view

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I visited here the last week of February, 2015. Since it was off season we basically had the place to ourselves. The only other people really at the beach were like us, just there to take in the beauty of the place. There were other photographers there catching the beautiful waves and the scenic rocky outcropping. I... More 

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Glendale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This little state beach and preserve is a hidden gem near Malibu. It is a great place for photographers to capture the blooming flowers near April/May time and to get that beautiful open view over the beach and ocean. Make sure you bring a jacket if you plan on going to the top cliff area because it is super windy... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Not the most challenging of climbing locations, but the rock face offers a good spot to train and bring beginners. Fairly easy approach to set top-ropes and anchors, just watch for erosion and weak spots (sandstone). Great spot for picnics. Beach is clean. Not an infrequent occurrence to run into a film crew as this is a popular spot to... More 

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