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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Address: Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
Phone Number: 805-488-1827
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Ranked #6 of 38 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Greenwood, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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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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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

you loose your patience and energy waiting of a spot in a small parking lot that can accommodate 6 cars only, parking anywhere else is illegal and there is cop waiting to give a ticket in case you leave your car unattended. The beach itself is very nice, you get a good view of the sea, you can climb a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

No parking except for a short strip closeby. If you have time to park farther away close to PCH then may be worthwhile.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went to Malibu for the day. Point Dume, Zuma all very nice but I unfortunately tend to judge beaches by Hawaiian standards and that's a high bar. But what was absolutely enchanting was driving through the canyons behind Malibu on my way toward the San Fernando Valley. We chose to take Kanan Dume Road which runs from Point Dume over... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We loved this beach....beautiful and clean. You can walk out to the point walking up the path, a little scary way up there but beautiful. We saw seals and dolphins. Just great!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful area for hiking and views. Not good for sitting on the beach too many rocks. Bring good walking shoes!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were visiting our kids over Thanksgiving and they took us to Point Dume. I would highly recommend the hike. It can be a little challenging crossing the rocks, but my 3 year old nephew did it with no problem.

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