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Point Dume State Beach

7401 S Birdview Ave, Malibu, California 90265 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Tue 12a-12a
  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

Permanently Closed

This location is permanently closed.

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“Famous End Scene from Planet of the Apes!”

Filming location for Planet of the Apes.

Point Dume State Beach features headlands, cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access. The beach is presently operated by Los Angeles County, which also operates Zuma County Beach. These facilities are noted for swimming, surfing, scuba diving and fishing. Point Dume is a perfect place to watch for California gray whales during the December to mid April migration period. At the end of Westward Beach Road, access to Point Dume Natural Preserve begins from the cul-de-sac. A gradual ascending trail leads to an ancient coastal bluff sand dune. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail in an effort to help reserve this unique sand accumulation. An incredible view encompassing the entire Santa Monica Bay, north Malibu Coast, inland Santa Monica Mountains and distant Catalina Island may be enjoyed from the top on a clear day. A boardwalk,  just below the summit, leads to a viewing platform  - it tends to be more sheltered on a windy day. A stairway from the east side of the bluff-top preserve allows access to a more isolated beach and fine tidepooling opportunities. Some disabled parking is available along Cliffside Drive, adjacent the bluff-top park area. For viewing platform access, negotiating a slight grade will be necessary.

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Reviewed by
Greek_nomad

  • Road Warrior
  • 401 Reviews
  • 245 Helpful
October 03, 2014
Rated 5.0

This place is a perfect combination for hiking and swimming! There is a free car park at the area but only if you manage to get there early, otherwise you have to pay 12$.

It is totally worth it to be honest! The water is beautiful and special for surfing due to the waves that come across the beach shore.

The cliff is great to climb and watch the ocean from up there.The views are beautiful and it is a great exercise to do!

Great for families!

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Reviewed by
emcs

  • 2 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
March 18, 2014

Incredible! We hiked up to the point and saw whales breeching and sea lions! HIGHLY recommend.

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Reviewed by
DavidPrez

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 01, 2016

Beautiful sight and rock formations.

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Reviewed by
Vernmiller

  • 12 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

See Mugu Rock for my review, sorry!

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Reviewed by
AJ Frustaci

  • Road Warrior
  • 16 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 22, 2015
Rated 5.0

A rare quiet beach in LA. It takes some effort to get down to but makes for a great hike and is well worth the views and peaceful surroundings.

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Point Dume State Beach

7401 S Birdview Ave
Malibu, California
90265 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
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