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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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Great Malibu Beach!

The Malibu view is best! On the weekends, the beach is busy and parking can be hard to find. We park on the side of the road. It's best to go early morning to the Point Dume State... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Danielle T
Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Malibu view is best! On the weekends, the beach is busy and parking can be hard to find. We park on the side of the road. It's best to go early morning to the Point Dume State Beach. Love the view!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing spot to watch a California sunset. The preserve has some trails and hill that serves as a center point. The spot offers about a 180 degree view of the ocean broken into two sections. On one side, you can see the sunset and in the order the hilltop houses. The biggest issue is the limited parking. If you are... More 

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Oakville, ON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing hike! Gorgeous scenery, great exercise, fab beach! Can't wait for my next visit to Malibu just to do this hike again!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're driving down the PCH for the first time stopping at Point Dume reservation area is pretty much a must. Jaw droppingly gorgeous view of the massive Pacific Ocean and the long hook of Malibu beaches. Make sure to drive up to the actual point on the cliff - and hey, it's where Tony Stark lives after all.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Almost no one touched the water on this 55° January day, but it was still sunny. We didn't pay to enter or to park. And parking wasn't a problem on this Friday night sunset. Not a lot of kids or teens, mostly couples. The ice cream truck came through just in time.

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san jose, ca, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Its cool walking on the beach. Theres a walkway down from the road to the beach. You can see some of the houses up on the road have their own private walkway down. For obvious reason they are private and video camera enabled. Its cool to see. Some have an electric tram going down. One even looked like he had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I was vacationing in Malibu for a week, I was hiking here everyday. Just amazing views, I was there in November so the weather was a bit unpredictable. It was cool and really windy one day, the next warm with a slight breeze. I highly suggest coming here, Zuma Beach is fairly close as well. Hiking shoes or tennis shoes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This is the best beach in Los Angeles. Although far from the actual city it is a good visit when in LA. The beach is very clean with clear water. On good days the waves are great for good surfers. I have even seen snorkel before. Lots of wildlife. I have seen seals, whales, fish, bunnies, deer, and birds. The... More 

2 Thank Lngtraveler123
Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were here only for an after noon but spending the whole day here is not a bad idea at all if you enjoy walking, hiking, climbing or just the beach. You have to bring your own food. Parking for a small fee. The sunset was stunning. We even saw a few dolphins jumping in the ocean. Wouldn't love to... More 

1 Thank Kattsvansen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A pretty short (but fairly steep at the beginning) hike will take you to some beautiful views. It is sandy and rocky in places so consider that when choosing footwear. I can see that in peak season this place would be packed, but I easily scored free street parking (in fact the closest possible parking spot before the paid area)... More 

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