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“Enjoy the sunsets, sand and seashore”

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Malibu
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a relatively small beach compared to Zuma and others; however, it has the rock climbing that attracts some adventurous types. There is a hiking trail and some avoid the State Park fee by hiking over the hill to the each. It surprises me that the parking fees are such a big deal to the California environmental crowd. I would think they would want to support the state park system. The bathrooms are clean and suitable for children. The waves are not as strong as other beaches and the sandy beach is comfortable. You can climb the hill an watch a beautiful sunset. Parking can be an issue, but not at sunset.
Take the kids of all ages here and enjoy a very pretty cove.

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We drove to Malibu, looking out for Hollywood Star residences along the way, till we reached Point Dume State Beach and Preserve. The location is picturesque - cliff-side beach below and hilly-terrain above. The parking facility is limited. One can trek down the cliff-side to the beach below and also up-hill for a more spectacular view of the beach-cove and the Pacific Ocean.

2  Thank Traveler-O-World
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great little place to take the family for a day at the beach or hike up the trails. Parking can be an issue unless you pay the $ to park in the lot and it is worth it to pay our Parks system to keep our parks open and clean. Restrooms are open and clean, water is usually clear and chilly- even in the summer time.

2  Thank swimdiva
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

We enjoyed the short walk and views along the coast. There is not much parking but a great stop of you have the time and can find a parking space.

Thank Colleen B
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The best tide pools I have seen since Oregon. It was really confusing to get to them however- and that is the only reason we went. You have to park way at the end. And then pay the parking meter. I had researched online- there were many different prices from different people. I was expecting a State Park booth to pay. Minimum was $8. We had to climb up mountain to go back down to the other side to go to the tidepools. There are a few parking spots at the top of a hill in a neighborhood.

2  Thank Bubbles0000
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