Point Dume State Beach
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 70%Family Travelers
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 69%Adventure Travelers
- 60%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Local Culture
Member Reviews (19)
- Point Dume State BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 27, 2013
This is a great beach to go and enjoy. There is a lot of fun beach and surprisingly other activities to do here. My friends and I go to the southern end of the main beach and put out a couple of portable Chateaux (easy ups for the rest of ya hehe) we then spend a lazy day of kayaking, rock climbing, eating, playing in the water, taking photos, looking at tidal pools, etc.
This last summer we saw a pod of dolphinsjust off the beach cruising around frolicking in the swells. That same day was incredible since there was also a whale and her calf cavorting a 100meters off the shore.
The beach has some great hiking trails around it allowing for some great vistas and fun sites. In conjunction with the delightful visual stimulation is the fresh ocean scent and the clean smell of nature. Occasionally some sea lions will crawl up on some rocks a bit off shore and start talking to each other and any people that get too close by.
My reason for giving a lower star rating than most is simple. This beach has very little free parking, the paid parking is also limited. But the primary issue... The bathrooms were not open and they had a few port-a-potties instead. Talk about a major faux pas in the middle of the busy season. Curious what they were thinking, when I know the answer was simply that they were not... Jackwagons!
As to the dude at least one other pointed out doing pushups and sit ups halfway up the cliff hanging upside down... my whole group was laughing at him too hahaha
- Point Dume State BeachOct 19, 2013
Currently operated by Los Angeles County, this remote and wild beach northwest of Malibu and close to Ventura County beckons you to pull off PCH (Hwy 1) and just lie on the sand for a while. Often windy, the wave conditions are often just right for surfing, while on calmer days you can swim and snorkel. Tidepoolers can comb the beaches in almost any weather.
- Point Dume State BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Nov 01, 2013
Point Dume State Beach is an extension of Zuma. Sometimes locals refer to it as "Free Zuma" since a large stretch has free parking on Westward Beach Road until just beyond the Sunset Restaurant. It's a great stretch of beach from which to watch the sun set or to walk at night with a full moon glittering on the crashing surf.