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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 2014
Type: State Parks
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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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11 reviews 11 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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20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a really cool place. Though parking was a bit expensive ($12) it was worth it. The beach was a lot less crowded and the waves were pretty and nice and big. There was a lot less kelp washed up than in other locations along the coast and it was very well kept beach. There was a TV show... More

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There is a beautiful, easy hike up Point Dume right above the ocean. The views are amazing all along the trail. We often see sea lions and dolphins. We went mid June this year and saw many baby sea lions on the rocks below in the cove. The beach is great to walk too. There are rocks and cliffs, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I've been going here for years and is still one of my favorites on pacific coast hwy beautiful cheap parking unless you park outside the parking area you can walk and can have a free trip

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was born and raised in Santa Monica and kept my horse at Point Dume. Back in the 1960's it was just a park and beach, but they have made it more than that now. When I was driving out there, it didn't even have a signal where you enter. I was just out there for my 50th High School... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The place is beautiful. Only thing is, we chose a rainy day. Highly recommended for a day out with friends and family

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