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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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Address: Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
Phone Number: 805-488-1827
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outstanding walking park!

safe, easy to manage trails, outstanding views!!!!! go early, hardly any parking but such a great view spot, you can see miles of coastline!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
devo b
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

safe, easy to manage trails, outstanding views!!!!! go early, hardly any parking but such a great view spot, you can see miles of coastline!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hands down the best beach in Malibu. However, the parking lot fills up fast. Get here early. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a wonderful day in sunny, scenic Malibu.

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Chatham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to find a quieter beach around the LA area. Point Dume State Park Beach is beautiful and clean and perfect for families. There is lots of parking (costing $$) of course. While we were there we saw dolphins swimming by as well as starfish. Very exciting to see! One negative were the washrooms. They were absolutely disgusting. Urine,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was sucha beautiful place with amazing views.. There is problem finding parking as there are very few spots next to the road.. We were lucky as someone was moving out and got one. There is a hike down to the beach and up the cliff also if you plan on staying there longer..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few things are as beautiful as this. Peaceful beach (filming a reality tv show while I was there), beautiful blue ocean waves, and an amazing rock to climb! Absolutely breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the beaches we go to most regularly.. roadside (free) parking is available most of the times, waves are great, nice white sand, couple of volleyball courts around, drivable distance, provides a small hike for adventurers, can do boogie boarding, surfing or just lying around in the sun - what more can one ask for :-)) Simply love this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love it. ... A semi private beach. ... Not too crowded and nice clean sand. ... We got to sight a sealion and seagull catching fish. ... We build sand castle and body boarding. ... We had a lot of fun. ...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Even though we live in the Santa Monica area, we take the drive and love this place. There are dolphins playing every other afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite beach, anywhere. Whales! Dolphins! Sea Lions! Outrageously beautiful and clean. Perfect for beach walks. Lots of surfers. Really crowded and fun in the summer, peaceful and quiet the rest of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This beach is in more movies, TV shows, commercials than any other; it's like it own sound stage, as a cliff juts out to the water line making a wall the block the view to the south - a wall people use to climb on, too. The beach itself is small and intimate,with bathroom facilities, and has a pathway that... More 

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