Point Dume County Beach is located north of Santa Monica
Beach and south of Zuma County Beach
. The Point Dume Malibu
area is off the Pacific Coast Highway
and Westward Beach Road. This is a breathtaking area to explore around Malibu. There are hiking trails all the way to the top of the bluff and a great beach and tide pool area at the base of the sandstone cliff. There is an amazing view from the cliff, which encompasses the Santa Monica bay, coast and mountains and on a clear Day
you can even see Catalina Island
There are several volleyball courts along the sand towards the north end of the beach and ample space to sunbathe. The beach is scenic and off the beaten track, so the noise from the busy PCH is inaudible, providing a tranquil and visually stimulating coastal experience.
There is a surf scene at Point Dume County Beach, but this is not a beginning surf spot due to big waves. This can be an adventurous surf location for advanced to intermediate surf levels. Point Dume County Beach is also a great beach for snorkeling and scuba. The beach connects to Zuma beach to the north, offering a long stretch of sand for strolling along an uninterrupted coastline.
Point Dume is a fantastic beach for California
Grey Whale watching. The whales can be seen from the beach during their migration season, which is December through March. The best views are from the top of the bluff.
There is a large paid parking lot close to the beach with over 300 spaces available. You can also park for free at the top of the cliff and on the roadside before you enter the parking lot.
The best time to visit is definitely during the whale migration. The Southern California coast offers beautiful sunny days almost year round, providing the best conditions for hanging out at the beach throughout most of the year. It is best to take advantage of the opportunity to see nature up close during the whale migrating season. It is definitely a sight to see.