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“Hidden gem, with amazing views!”

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve
Ranked #4 of 52 things to do in Malibu
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Malibu, California, USA
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4 reviews
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“Hidden gem, with amazing views!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Point Dume state beach is hard to get to, not a lot of parking, and lots of stairs to get down to the beach...but I would highly recommend it for anyone who really enjoys the ocean!

Visited September 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“One of the most popular beachs in LA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Numerous folks have mentioned We have heard it is more private and that is has a nice hiking path to the top of the cliff. The water seems clean. Parking is $8, we heard it is best to not risk parking on the street. Snacks are available. There have been numerous TV shows, movies and commercials filmed here. Come and check Point Dume out.

Visited November 2013
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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“Best beach in Malibu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We found Point Dume beach this year on a trip to California. In an attempt to escape the 40+ degree heat in Los Angeles, we headed for Malibu and discovered this gem of a beach. Parking was ample and not overly expensive, approx. 10 US Dollars for the day. The beach itself had soft white sand and was fairly empty. It was great to finally be able to swim, as up to then the risk of shark attack had put me off! the breakers were huge, but exhilarating and my son enjoyed making sandcastles and tunnels in the sand. there was even a wedding taking place a little way down the beach! Truly great place to visit.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Point dume is a gorgeous place on earth! Now that i know it exists, ill make it every week.

Theres a bit of a hike to get there, come with good shoes. Also think of water, sun block. If you go all the way on the hike, theres a big stairs also.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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“Don't miss the Planet of the Apes beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

My husband and I were looking for a beautiful Malibu beach to power walk on and came upon a review of Pointe Dume. It was a no brainer when we read that the classic scene in the Planet of the Apes was filmed here - Charlton Heston walking and seeing part of the Statue of Liberty jutting out of the sand! So we knew there would be a huge rock and gorgeous beach. We had not idea that there would be a walking trail with spectacular views of the Pacific. There was a wooden viewing area at the very top where you can sit, take incredible photos and hear sea lions barking. You could also take a slightly treacherous rusty staircase to a rocky shore on the other side (would skip that), but DO NOT miss Pointe Dume. Will definitely return.

Visited September 2013
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