Westward Beach

Westward Beach, Malibu: Address, Phone Number, Westward Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Westward Beach
4.5

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The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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MikeinMalibu
Stuart, FL782 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
this is my favorite, and I live here ! the parking is free, ( if you can find it ) you park on the sand and your there ... it is not as busy as the rest, BUT its the best.
Written August 30, 2017
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PMT
San Francisco, CA35 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Beautiful, clean, nice sand, big beach with free street parking on beach level if you get there early... We got a spot before 9am on a Fri and Sat. Family friendly with reasonably clean and large restroom. We saw lifeguards on the beach and lifeguard boat on Sat morning. Seeing sea lions and dolphins just past waves breaking was a treat.
Written August 6, 2017
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mchelle1
Portland, OR103 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Just before Zuma Beach and the expensive parking is Westward. It is worth it to park here for free and walk down to Zuma. Beautiful surrounds and clean sand!
Written October 18, 2016
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Raji R
Los Angeles, CA72 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Get there as early as possible. We got there at 11:30am and all of the parking was full with no nearby parking anywhere. There was no street parking, the free and paid lots were both full as well. We ended up not being able to enjoy Westward at all but had to drive further north up the coast.
Written July 30, 2015
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MalibuMomma
Malibu, CA63 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
As beautiful as Zuma with a LOT less people! The sand is a little firmer, but beautifully situated. This isn't where you go if you want to play volleyball (no nets), but if you want to relax at the beach without fighting the crowds, this is your beach...
Written July 1, 2015
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neuronsarecool
New Jersey18 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
I was tipped off to this area by a hiking book that mentioned the beach walk from Point Dume to Paradise Cove. Westward beach (just below Point Dume) has quickly become my favorite place in the world. I've been back about 6 or 7 times already (I just moved to L.A. last year and live about 30 minutes away). So far, I have seen sea lions galore, dolphins playing in the waves, and 3 separate occasions have even watched mother and calf gray whales swim by on their northward migration. Apparently they hug the coastline to avoid attacks from killer whales. All of this can be seen from a comfortable spot on the beach. I also love the quality of the sand, and how relatively peaceful this beach is compared to other ones nearby. And of course there is the added benefit of the nearby trails and nature paths that go up and over Point Dume.

The parking fees are a bit high ($8 daily off-season, & I've heard they increase during the summer), and once you're parked they won't let you leave and come back. However, if you get there early there's free street parking down the road. We usually get there as early as possible to avoid the fee, but since this is my favorite escape from crowded L.A. I'm willing to pay the fee when necessary!

Bottom line, if you love stunning views (from the top of point dume as well as from the beach itself), wildlife (such as sea lions, dolphins, and gray whales), and fabulous sand to sink your feet into, this is a great beach for you! I LOVE this place.
Written June 7, 2015
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MilkmaidTS
Todos Santos340 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
This beach was so undiscovered for many years. In the old days one could drive, walk or ride a bike down the beach road and not see another soul at all. At the very end, that you now have to pay to go to, you might recognize the rock formations of the Point of Pt. Dume..where MANY a commercial and movie has been filmed. You can still rock climb the cliffs, too...where I first learned how to...scared to death. The sunsets are beautiful here and the water is safe to swim in. Lots less crowded than Zuma or Trancas. Best to bring your own food and drinks, though. There are restrooms, but not sure how well they are maintained.
Written April 14, 2015
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lesterk96
Los Angeles, CA30 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Great place if you're looking for a place to rest and spend the afternoon. The waves are pretty big too, so if you're looking for a place to surf this might be a good location for you. Parking is fairly easy.
Written August 26, 2014
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Dianette
Los Angeles, CA149 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Insider's tip- if you are capable of walking a bit on a nice paved road, park by the Sunset Restaurant (free!) and walk in. I personally refuse to pay to park (Unless of course I was traveling with small kids or a bunch of things to carry- then by all means- pay!) During January to May whales come in very close to shore to scrape the barnacles of their bellies. Bonus is when you see their baby with them. Fun to watch the people climbing the big rock at Point Dume. For those of you who are adventurous, walk up the path where the parking lot ends and check out the Headlands at Point Dume State Beach. It is beyond cool. Especially when the water is clear on Big Dume beach below. (
Written July 29, 2013
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Pitr F
Rastislavice, Slovakia210 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
I was recommended to go here by our host at AirBnb. So we went there during sunset. There is a short hike from the beach to top of the small hill, takes approx 15 minutes to get to the top. You will have from there almost 360 degree view. It is really amazing to see Santa Monica and Malibu shore when all the light go on. Very amazing sunset as well. This is a must go place.
Written September 15, 2016
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