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“Excellent first visit to Malibu”
Review of Westward Beach

Westward Beach
Ranked #17 of 53 things to do in Malibu
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

My son attends college in Southern California and when we were visiting him he suggested we go to Malibu. I found a recommendation for Westward Beach in a tour book. It was a breezy yet beautiful Sunday in late March. Arrived at 11:00 am. Easy to park on the street. Walked as far to the left of the beach as possible and enjoyed seeing some whales, dolphins and even sea lions. Found this amazing cove. The sand was not as easy to walk in as many beaches on the East Coast, but it was good exercise Not busy, but it was a bit cool to lay out on the beach. Had a good brunch at The Sunset restaurant located right on the beach. I'll be back to this fun beach!

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

If you are meeting friends at the beach, Zuma is easiest for parking and meeting point. It's harder to find an available free parking space here than at Zuma. There are also less restroom facilities available here than at Zuma.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Insider's tip- if you are capable of walking a bit on a nice paved road, park by the Sunset Restaurant (free!) and walk in. I personally refuse to pay to park (Unless of course I was traveling with small kids or a bunch of things to carry- then by all means- pay!) During January to May whales come in very close to shore to scrape the barnacles of their bellies. Bonus is when you see their baby with them. Fun to watch the people climbing the big rock at Point Dume. For those of you who are adventurous, walk up the path where the parking lot ends and check out the Headlands at Point Dume State Beach. It is beyond cool. Especially when the water is clear on Big Dume beach below. (

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I must confess I avoid Malibu's beaches on summer weekends as the crowds are beyond comprehension, but weekdays and even weekends throughout the fall, winter, and most of the spring are a true joy. You'll see whales, dolphins surfing (yes, really), sea lions, and all manner of sea bird. Surfers abound. No charge for street parking, but there is a parking lot that does charge once the streets are totally clogged. Dogs can be walked on leashes adjacent the sand, but are not allowed on the beach.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Comparing beaches and the value this is a top beach for the family. It is clean has lifeguards, parking fee, of course, that is checked regularly. The sand is nice and dolphin can be seen from shore if you keep an eagle eye out. Kids love it. on a windy day the waves are gorgeous.

Thank James H
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