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“Nice for sunset walks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
805-488-1827
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Malibu
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Nice for sunset walks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This smallish beach is relatively uncommercialized and very pleasant for an end-of-the-day brief visit to the ocean. There's a small nature preserve at the north end of the beach, and toilet facilities. At this time of the day parking is usually easy, but come earlier and it's often very busy.

Visited January 2012
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“Sea lions, Dolphins, Pelicans, a spot for Nature.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great small part of coastal Malibu. Too bad more southern California beaches have not been left like this. From the parking lot ($10) you can access the beach or head up the hiking trails. Trails will take you around a point that has a look out with wonderful views and if you sit there long enough you can see dolphins & sea lions playing very close to shore. I imagine at the right time of year it would also be a great place to look for whale blows. Some seabirds also abundant especially pelicans and cormorants. The dunes are full of succulents and a few lizards.

The trails also take you to the other side of Point Dume where there was a very uncrowded beach along Dume Cove that you could hike down to, looks like some great kayaking could be had. If I come back I will definitely spend time on that uncrowded jewel. If you get there early you can try and park off of Birdview Ave which is the road that runs along the top of Point Dume, there are a few free parking spots along the trail access points.

Visited July 2012
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“Cool view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

A nice hike up from beach, you can see all the way to Santa Monica. Pretty foliage.

Visited June 2012
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“beach paradise and wildlife adventure top notch....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Amazing Quiet Beach... with title pools and watched over 50 seals and 30 pelicans 20 feet from me...

Visited June 2012
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“Seals, sand & surf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Great beach with white sand, rocky cliffs, big waves, seals swimming by AND easy parking! You can head to a small trail hike at the south end of the beach and get a whole new view.

Visited June 2012
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