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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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Address: Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
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This Is A Hidden Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
1mrandmrsdavis
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Torrance, California

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Robyn F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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