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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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Beautiful Beach and Hiking with a fantastic view

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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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texas
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We went down the long path down not sure what to expect and were so surprised to find such a secluded and beautiful beach. Loved the views from the top, but scamper across the rocks to the left when you make it down and you will be rewarded with a wonderful private beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I usually only go to beaches such as Venice or Santa Monica when giving friends from out-of-town the typical LA tour. But the nicer beaches require a little more driving. Recently I visited Point Dume, which is adjacent to Zuma Beach and is located north of Santa Monica passing through Malibu. There are several options for parking, but if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited on a Tuesday afternoon and had no problem parking down in the beach parking lot. It was $6, paid by credit card at the pay machine. We visited in the late afternoon and stayed to watch the sunset. There are some very easy/moderate trails that will take you on a leisurely 5-10 minute hike to the top of... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Don’t bother to go here unless you are willing to park several blocks away and walk to the site. There is only about ten parking spots and a line of cars waiting.

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