“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.
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!
Incredible! We hiked up to the point and saw whales breeching and sea lions! HIGHLY recommend.
Beautiful sight and rock formations.
See Mugu Rock for my review, sorry!
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
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Not Wheelchair Accessible