Point Dume Cove Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Point Dume Cove Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles 269 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

surfing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Oceanside views along a roped trail around the cliffside. Steep ascent from state beach parking. Parking costs $3 there. Rugged, sandy trail, easy to navigate though. Huge waves and groups of sea lions along the rocks below.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with an incredible view! Definitely recommended for beginners, especially first timers

2 months ago

Easy with beautiful views - great for beginners or out of towners looking to spend some time on the beach but away from the crowds.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous views. Stay for the sunset. Plenty of sea lions to view from the cliff.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail, good views

4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice easy loop with great ocean views

hiking
5 months ago

Point Dume is a rocky promontory located at the western end of Santa Monica Bay between Dume Cove and Westward Beach in Malibu, California, about 1.75 miles from Paradise Cove. Access it from Point Dume Natural Preserve or from Westward Beach which is located to the north and features cliffs, cool hiking trails and ocean views. Park along free 2 hour parking on Cliffside Drive or pay $12 at Westward Beach fee parking – note the spaces along Cliffside are limited. Trailhead address: 27807 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA. We visited on an overcast foggy day, but fog layer was above the high point. Looked west over Zuma Beach toward Point Mugu, and inland over the Santa Monica Mountains. To the northwest, the highest peaks in the range are the Boney Mountains. Best way to do this is hike to the top first, take in the 360 view, then take the boardwalk trail on the right to the point (you'll be able to see it on your right coming down from the top). Decide from there whether to go down to the rocky point below, as it is a hike back up through the sand. Next go down the Tidepools trail to the beach via the rust eaten and wood plank stairs at the bottom – a couple are a little shaky so watch your step. Easy short way to explore some nice Cali coastline, check it out.

backpacking
6 months ago

stunning views! great hike and not too crowded! Sunset at the top is incredible

6 months ago

Great little hike along the coast!

6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Even on a gloomy day, I enjoyed this hike, beach, and scenery. Great beach to run on. Good views and on a Thursday afternoon, it felt like this beautiful place was all mine.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views.

8 months ago

8 months ago

11 months ago

I do this all the time it's beyond beautiful to see the Whales and dolphins what a site . This is down the street from my home

hiking
1 year ago

Amazing !!!!