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“Great place to relax” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Westward Beach

Westward Beach
Ranked #18 of 52 things to do in Malibu
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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place to relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Perfect beach if you want go and relax, not to many people as everyone goes to main Zuma Beach. Beautiful views and very relaxing atmosphere.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Nice Beach Protected by the Bluffs, South of Zuma”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Westward is an extension of Zuma Beach, extending about a mile from the southern edge of Zuma Beach. You can easily walk the entire beach from the north end of Zuma to the southern end of Westward. There is a road (Westward Beach Rd.) that connects to PCH at southern end just south of the traffic light at Busch Dr. There is a limited amount of free parking on the first half of Westward and a pay lot on the second half of the beach. Living nearby, there are endless TV and Movies crews on Westward which is always fun to see. The southern end of Westward ends at Pt. Dume cliff that many climbers use to practice their rock climbing skills. There are 3-4 bathrooms along the beach, however no fast food service. You can almost always see seals, dolphins and whales along this stretch of beach.

Visited May 2014
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16 reviews
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“Excellent first visit to Malibu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

My son attends college in Southern California and when we were visiting him he suggested we go to Malibu. I found a recommendation for Westward Beach in a tour book. It was a breezy yet beautiful Sunday in late March. Arrived at 11:00 am. Easy to park on the street. Walked as far to the left of the beach as possible and enjoyed seeing some whales, dolphins and even sea lions. Found this amazing cove. The sand was not as easy to walk in as many beaches on the East Coast, but it was good exercise Not busy, but it was a bit cool to lay out on the beach. Had a good brunch at The Sunset restaurant located right on the beach. I'll be back to this fun beach!

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Next to Zuma beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you are meeting friends at the beach, Zuma is easiest for parking and meeting point. It's harder to find an available free parking space here than at Zuma. There are also less restroom facilities available here than at Zuma.

Visited July 2013
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Park City, Utah
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139 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Serene, Prime Spot to Whale Watch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Insider's tip- if you are capable of walking a bit on a nice paved road, park by the Sunset Restaurant (free!) and walk in. I personally refuse to pay to park (Unless of course I was traveling with small kids or a bunch of things to carry- then by all means- pay!) During January to May whales come in very close to shore to scrape the barnacles of their bellies. Bonus is when you see their baby with them. Fun to watch the people climbing the big rock at Point Dume. For those of you who are adventurous, walk up the path where the parking lot ends and check out the Headlands at Point Dume State Beach. It is beyond cool. Especially when the water is clear on Big Dume beach below. (

Visited July 2013
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