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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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Address: Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-488-1827
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Rugged Malibu

My favorite place in all of Los Angeles County and I live here. If you can find parking at the microscopic lot, you can take advantage of a short hike down the steep stairs to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite place in all of Los Angeles County and I live here. If you can find parking at the microscopic lot, you can take advantage of a short hike down the steep stairs to tide pools. One time we found a small octopus in a tide pool during low tide - the kids fed it sea snails. You can... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the stop if you're causing the PCH. I wasn't able to find a good place to park. A park ranger said I could park at Zuma Beach but that comes with an $8.00 price tag. I was able to find a space for a few minutes so I could take some pictures. Would have loved to spend more... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a nice easy hike and the overlook is beautiful. The trip down to the beach is not any easy one. I would say only those in good shape should tackle that one. The steps are not in the best condition either. The sea lions are fun to watch and the view is beautiful.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

I got here by bus and walked another half an hour to get here. The walk is not too bad and is pretty worth it. I would recommend bringing some food with you unless you're down to eating at a nearby restaurant (that you'll see as you head down) I was enjoying the beach for a bit (don't really recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

What a breathtaking view we got here, highly recommended stop as you drive the coast. Plenty of parking and not crowded in October.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

An early morning drive to the beach is awesome with cool breeze from the pacific. The water is cooler than you expect. Views are awesome and good place to relax

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Go to the Pt. Dume headlands, park nearby on Grasswood if no parking available at the Pt., go to the stairway that will lead you down to the beach. At low tide, this is Malibu's best place to walk the tide pools. We've seen lots of starfish, an octupus, sea sponges, and more. Not so much lately though-not sure why.... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We absolutely loved our walk up to point Dume: the views are amazing! Parking is a challenge but definitely worth the wait if you have time. It gets very hot so I would make sure everyone has their water bottle. The trails are well indicated and well maintained so anyone who can walk can go and take in those beautiful... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Point Dume home of the State Marine Reserve is a protected area for marine life established in 2012. Hiking the trail over Point Dume is strenuous but spectacular. Whales, seals, dolphins and heron are often seen.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is one of my new favorite places in the LA area! My friend and I spent the perfect morning at Point Dume. It's hard to find parking (you'll have to share with all of the surfers!) but we managed to sneak into a spot on a side street as someone was leaving. We walked up the cliff, past all... More 

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