Point Dume State Preserve features headlands, cliffs, rocky coves and vast beach access. The beach is presently operated by Los Angeles County, which also operates Zuma County Beach. These facilities are noted for swimming, surfing, scuba diving and fishing. Point Dume is a perfect place to watch for California gray whales during the December - March migration period. At the end of Westward Beach Road, access to Point Dume State Preserve begins from the cul-de-sac. A gradual ascending trail leads to an ancient coastal bluff sand dune. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail in an effort to help reserve this unique sand accumulation. An incredible view encompassing the entire Santa Monica Bay, north Malibu Coast, inland Santa Monica Mountains and distant Catalina Island may be enjoyed from the top on a clear day. Some disabled parking is available along Cliffside Drive, adjacent the bluff-top park area. For viewing platform access, negotiating a slight grade will be necessary. The beach is open from sunrise to sunset. Dogs are strictly prohibited. No fires are allowed at any time. Point Dume SB is one of the few California State Parks that does not accept the Annual Day Use Pass.

Beautiful walk along the beach. Go early to avoid the tide so you can get to the restaurant.

The start is not a regular trail...You just start walking along the beach by a restaurant. The workers kept wondering why people were looking for a trailhead and it’s because of this app. If tide is low, you can walk along the beach. If not, you have to do just the regular Point Dume hike. Gorgeous hike either way! 4 stars it was confusing at first since there is no formal trailhead.

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