Point Dume in Malibu, California is a very small place. It doesn’t really come up in conversations about California except for those who live in Southern California. Point Dume is a favorite place for locals especially in the winter months because it is right on the migration path for gray and blue whales as they travel north to Alaska. Between January and April, Point Dume is one of the few spots on the land where you can actually get to see some whales in addition to dolphins and other sea creatures.
Point Dume in Malibu is a great place to see whales and other marine life
We went to Point Dume on a very sunny January weekend in the hope to see some whales. We didn’t…but we had a great time. We got to see lots of dolphins playing around right by the shoreline, the kids enjoyed walking through the many tide pools and looking at all the star fish and other sea creatures.
Admire the beautiful California coast
Point Dume is a great example why lots of people come to visit California. The coastline is simply beautiful around the Point Dume area. In the spring you also see lots of wildflowers blooming with many colors.
How to get to Point Dume in Malibu, California
Point Dume is easily accessible from the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) or also called Highway 1. If you get to Malibu and then look for Zuma Beach, you will also see signs that will point you to Point Dume. There is a parking lot at the bottom of Point Dume, but we preferred driving up the hill and parking on the streets near the Point Dume park.
Map of Point Dume park in Malibu and surrounding area