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Address: 7103 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

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An extension of Zuma Beach

Like the adjacent Zuma Beach, it has plenty of paid parking, restrooms and a big life guard station -- plus a really good restaurant right at the entrance (The Sunset). Best of... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
Malibu, California

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Malibu, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Like the adjacent Zuma Beach, it has plenty of paid parking, restrooms and a big life guard station -- plus a really good restaurant right at the entrance (The Sunset). Best of all, it's a lot less crowded than Zuma Beach -- and you're right next to the Point Dume Headlands State Park.

Thank Newsdoc
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Get there as early as possible. We got there at 11:30am and all of the parking was full with no nearby parking anywhere. There was no street parking, the free and paid lots were both full as well. We ended up not being able to enjoy Westward at all but had to drive further north up the coast.

2 Thank Raji R
Malibu, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've been all over the world, and have visited most of the famous beaches and when I come home to Malibu - I still think West are between the two main beaches, although if you have kids or are going to be in the water alot you might want to be closer to a life guard. Due to limited parking,... More 

1 Thank zumanbabe
Malibu, California
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

As beautiful as Zuma with a LOT less people! The sand is a little firmer, but beautifully situated. This isn't where you go if you want to play volleyball (no nets), but if you want to relax at the beach without fighting the crowds, this is your beach...

2 Thank MalibuMomma
New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I was tipped off to this area by a hiking book that mentioned the beach walk from Point Dume to Paradise Cove. Westward beach (just below Point Dume) has quickly become my favorite place in the world. I've been back about 6 or 7 times already (I just moved to L.A. last year and live about 30 minutes away). So... More 

3 Thank neuronsarecool
Todos Santos
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273 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

This beach was so undiscovered for many years. In the old days one could drive, walk or ride a bike down the beach road and not see another soul at all. At the very end, that you now have to pay to go to, you might recognize the rock formations of the Point of Pt. Dume..where MANY a commercial and... More 

3 Thank MilkmaidTS
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

This is a gorgeous beach, with daily rock climbers at the end of the road. The surf is extra active near the rocks as well. I've spotted whales, sea lions and pelicans here too. The beach is very clean and is regularly patrolled by the life guards and sheriffs. I'm a wedding coordinator and have had four in March alone!... More 

Thank Nikki B
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We visited this beach on recommendation from a friend and are so pleased we did. The weather was great so made our time spent on the beach even better. Lovely sand and clean beach. We had lunch at The Sunset which I will review separately so valet parked with them but there appeared to be plenty of other parking. I... More 

1 Thank mandys1965
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Most people go to Zuma, but this beach is just as great. Parking limited on the road, but paid parking area available. There is a restaurant close by called The Sunset with good food. Bathrooms are available and clean. I ride my bicycle here every day or 2 and many people walk this stretch , both on the road and... More 

Thank Joe T
Malibu, California
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Great place if you're looking for a place to rest and spend the afternoon. The waves are pretty big too, so if you're looking for a place to surf this might be a good location for you. Parking is fairly easy.

1 Thank lesterk96

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