Pirate’s Cove

Pirate’s Cove is a hidden sandy beach located west side of Point Dume is Malibu, California. The access to the beach is from the south end of Westward beach behind a high rock wall that has large boulders piled up.

The rugged path behind the boulders climbs up to Pirate’s Cove and the hiking trail ascends from Westward beach. The beach is a great place to do some beach exploration and hiking and explore the natural preserve in the Point Dume State Beach.

There are no facilities available and parking is in nearby Point Dume. The beach is a secret piece of sand in Malibu and one has to scramble over rocks to get to this stretch of sand.

There is also a rock climbing wall for those with equipment while the Point Dume Headlands Park offers vistas stretching to Palos Verdes peninsula and the Catalina island. The Pirate’s Cove is directly below this park and is named after rum runners who liked the beach for its seclusion and offloaded their cargo here during the times of Prohibition.

The place has been a secret isolated area close to the coast and has been used by sun bathers who wanted to relax in the arms of nature in a natural state and watch the views and ocean.

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