Westward Beach

Westward Beach is a long and wide beach on the west side of Point Dume in Malibu, California. The beach is the southern half of the Zuma County beach and covers three miles of sandy stretch.

The beach is ideal for swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking and sunbathing while the facilities there include restrooms, showers and picnic tables. There is also the restaurant The Sunset at the middle of the beach.

Hiking trails from the beach reach up to Point Dume Natural Preserve and around the high wall there is the hidden spot of Pirates Cove beach. The beach is located in the base of sea cliffs that jut out into the ocean and is a wide sweep of blonde sand with crystal clear waters.

Sea lions, dolphins and seals are regular visitors to the area while whales can be watched in the winter. There are rich views at sunset while there is also rock climbing that traverse volcanic outcroppings.

The paved trail takes one to the top of the hill from which there is a stunning view of the Channel Islands and drops down to lovely Dume cove and Paradise cove pier. There is surf thunder and rip currents can be strong so precaution should be taken.

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