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Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA 90265-4280
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Point Dume was absolutely stunning!! We sought it out after finding that it was the filming site of some scenes from Iron Man. It’s absolutely beautiful in real life and was super quiet when we went - almost no one else on the beach, just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kaelaceleste
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there at sunset, and talking about why there were rules about not being there at night. When were were accosted by a very distressed ill man. We then realised that everyone else had disappeared. He drove his car blocking us in and kept...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited, driving to the top where there is a small but free parking area. We had to wait a few minutes for a spot. We then walked a trail to the edge of the cliff to see the view towards Santa Monica. We then...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jknechtly
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We try to make it to this park each time we are in the area. The walking trails are great for our family, including our two year old. There are awesome views and it’s a great place to watch the sunset!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BriannaNic
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful place, would definitely recommend a stop here. Rusty stairs leads down to the water where you can see starfish. Its not easy to get a parking spot, theres just seven of them total. Theres no parking in the entire neighborhood. You could walk from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank stefanf590
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

From Los Angeles we drove about 20-30 minutes head to Malibu and found this beauty. Looking over the pacific ocean itself, stunning! There’s a hiking trail as well if your up for it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Doriebabes
Reviewed December 22, 2018

We spent the morning walking the beach with family and grandkids. A great experience and what a joy to see both the seals, the whales and the dolphins. The trail up to the point is a little dicey with children, definitively need to hold the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank John B
Reviewed November 8, 2018

We stopped here on a whim as we are travelling up the PCH. it’s worth it for the views but we didn’t prepare with the right footwear. The climb is quite challenging for compete novices, a bit perilous in places as there aren’t proper continuous...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AshBush
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It's not Hawaii or a private beach on the Greek Islands...but it's pretty darn close for a Southern California beach. Avoid large crowds, city congestion, noise, and trash. Park right on the sand for free or enter the lot for a few bucks. From your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank noeadventures
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve has sand, ocean, birds, fish, surfing .... A nature lover's dream.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank BobP405
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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
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April 16, 2016|
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Response from jasonparkhouse | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, there is no camping at Point Dume, but I believe you can camp just down the coast at Zuma...there are camping sites all along the coast all the way up to Point Mugu...try them out.
January 20, 2016|
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Response from Gail G | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on the beach. There isn't much sand especially at high tide. There are some trails around the beach though.