Westward Beach is beautiful and if it looks familiar, it's because it has appeared in many TV shows, commercials and movies. I shot an ad campaign for Acuvue Contact Lenses there in the late 90's and have been coming back ever since. There is a famous scene at the end of the original Planet Of The Apes movie (1968) that was shot there – that showed a crumbling, sunken Statue of Liberty jutting out from the rocks. It looks exactly the same (minus the matte painting of Miss Liberty). It really is a beautiful beach. Make sure you climb over the rocks to find an even more secluded area, known as Pirate's Cove. You can also climb up to the top of the cliffs for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. That area is known as Point Dume. There are some trails and great views in every direction. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins. They are everywhere. And who knows, maybe you'll stumble on to the set of BAYWATCH: THE REUNION. If you do, post some pix so we can all see!
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