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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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Address: Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
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Definitely worth your time

The beach at Pt. Dume and the view from the point are wonderful. If you hike up the to the point from the beach, you will need to be in decent shape. Though the trails are wide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
brettmI2598CL
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Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach at Pt. Dume and the view from the point are wonderful. If you hike up the to the point from the beach, you will need to be in decent shape. Though the trails are wide enough for easy passage, there are a few steep spots, and some recent erosion (due to the rains in Jan./Feb. 2017) of the... More 

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Etretat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit and go and come back as well splendid place, panoramic sight, and very often movies makers

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St. Petersburg, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was trying to get here for the sunset and I would have, if I hadnt had to drive around for 20 minutes to find parking then hike a mile to the point. For such a popular place, there is only a small strip of dirt that might fit 20 compact cars, tops. And the rest of the area is... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is a state beach that is a hidden gem. Most people don't really know about it. Which if your a local your glad. This is somewhere that you can go and just relax and enjoy your family out in the open (celebrities)

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous. Tiny parking area as it's in a nice neighborhood. Perhaps 8 spaces and police there to make sure you don't park illegally. Great family friendly hiking around the cliffs with a huge (if not rusty) staircase taking you down to the cove. Not crowded at all and just incredibly gorgeous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Awesome beach for a weekend. Not a very crowded place. But need to walk a lot to get the beautiful sunset view. It's also a nice place to do yoga.

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Appleton, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I read on here "don't be lazy - worth the walk". It was well worth the walk. Great views - I also read that sometimes you will see whales. Not so much for me today, just some sea lions. Still a great view.

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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This place was not quite what I expected. Pretty drive to get there but just not much to see unless I missed something

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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 November 6, 2016 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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