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“Don't miss the preserve!”

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
Ranked #5 of 53 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Point Dume Beach is lovely and I also recommend paying the $8 for parking to be close to the quieter end of the beach. Be sure to save a lot of time to spend walking up to the preserve area. There is a walking trail and incredible views of the Pacific. There are often sea lions on the rocks jutting out of the ocean and dolphins are common visitors. I've had friends see whales from the preserve, but I haven't seen any yet. I'll keep coming back, though! There is a questionable wooden staircase that leads down to the beach on the other side. Be careful there! Point Dume Beach is a perfect beach destination for locals and visitors!

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We loved this beach area. Not as crowded as some of the other beach areas. Very relaxing. Lots of places to explore.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Point Dume beach is easy to reach by car (or bus) along the Pacific Coast Hwy. Gorgeous beach for swimming and surfing. There are several lifeguard stations keeping watch until about 5pm. After that, you are on your own in the cold water. Best part is the volcanic rock cliff and a rugged hiking trail to the top. For the more adventurous, it is possible to crawl over fallen rocks to a second secluded beach. Point Dume beach served as the set for the final scene of Planet of the Apes.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I love Point Dume. It's so private and has a nice hiking path to the top of the cliff. Water is clean. It's worth it to pay $8 for parking instead of trying to find parking along the side of the road. Food is available. A lot of TV shows, movies and commercials were filmed here.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Love this beach. You can either park alongside the street just read the streetsigns because some areas say no parking. Or you can pay the 8 dollars parking. Depends how busy it is. When we went it was very clean. They had showers to rinse off. A bathroom. Lifeguards are stationed there also. You can see the rock climbers. We spotted some dolphins...beautiful family beach

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