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Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

Cliff Drive, Malibu, CA
+1 805-488-1827
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Great few hours

Went on a Sunday and it was busy but not over crowded by any means. About a half hour drive up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great mini adventure

Great fun esp at dusk; the sun dissapered down the horizon within seconds. Climbing the rock was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Sunday and it was busy but not over crowded by any means. About a half hour drive up beach from Santa Monica. The parking is a nightmare. The top lot is free but has only a few spaces. You can drop off...More

Thank SassyAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fun esp at dusk; the sun dissapered down the horizon within seconds. Climbing the rock was good to explore, not difficult with elderly or children

Thank Daniel FG H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this beach and the view from the top of the point. The poppies and other foliage alongside the beach were in bloom, and we were able to watch some filming at this site. The tide pools on the other side were very cool, and...More

Thank kbed303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad we stopped here on our coastal road trip! We stopped here later in the day, around 5pm, which made for a beautiful skyline as we took in the coastal views and climbed the rocks. The views were absolutely stunning and we...More

Thank Dana E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting LA and wanted to get in some climbing and beach time. Point Dume was perfect for both. The biggest issue was finding parking at Point Dume. The upper parking area could maybe fit 4-5 cars and was always full and a park...More

1  Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Quite nice if you live close then worthwhile seeing. There is a parking by the beach costs 3 usd but you can park for free on the top of the hill from the other side but there are only few spaces. I saw seals and...More

1  Thank Michał d
Reviewed 16 May 2017

What an amazing place! Beautiful beaches and great views. I would highly recommend hiking to the top of Point Dume and be sure to look down from the cliff while walking. We spotted at least 30 sea lions sunning on a rock. We also saw...More

Thank davidd98321
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Went with family to see the beach. Beautiful homes lined the cliffs. Mountains with water beneath. My son my cousin his little boy and myself climbed the point. It was breathtaking beautiful. Lots of colorful flowers. looking from the height the waves crashing on the...More

Thank gabykat7
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Spent the day hiking the trails and observing the pools. Highlight of the day was the seals that were sunning on the rocks and playing in the waters.

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were probably expecting something much more strenuous and dramatic but the hike to the top of Point Dume was pretty basic with high chaparral vegetation and a few viewpoints. They were filming a Hollywood movie on the beach when we went which was kinda...More

Thank Lori C
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can we camp there over night?
16 April 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.
Is the beach dog-friendly?
20 January 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.