Point Dume is a headland located in Malibu, California. The point is situated at the west end of Santa Monica Bay and is known for its spectacular coastal views, beautiful beaches, and diverse wildlife. The Point Dume State Beach and Reserve is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing, and it is also a popular spot for surfers, bodyboarders, and divers.
The Point Dume area was an important spot for the Chumash people for thousands of years, the point was a source of food and raw materials for the Chumash people and it played an important role in their culture. The point was also used as a lookout by the Chumash people to watch for approaching boats.
The Point Dume State Beach and Reserve offers a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and picnicking. The Point Dume Nature Preserve, located at the top of the point, offers a variety of hiking trails and scenic vistas. The preserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including mountain lions, bobcats, and many species of birds.
The Point Dume area is also home to several high-end amenities such as the Point Dume Marine Science School, which is a K-8 school that focuses on marine biology and oceanography, and the Point Dume Club, a private beach club that offers a variety of recreational activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.
Point Dume is also well-known for being a popular filming location, not only for movies, commercials, and TV shows like "Planet of the Apes" or "Top Gun" but also for music videos and photoshoots, due to its unique natural beauty and scenic coastal views. The Point Dume beach is also a popular spot for beach bonfires, swimming, and enjoying the sunset.