Los Angeles: Point Dume Nature Preserve

This out-and-back beach hike climbs over Point Dume to a coastline littered with tidepools. Tip: Bring snorkel gear and plenty of drinking water.
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This out-and-back beach hike climbs over Point Dume to a coastline littered with tidepools. Tip: Bring snorkel gear and plenty of drinking water.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.9

Waypoints

PDN001

Location: 34.0113334655762, -118.817039489746

Walk SW along the beach toward the rocky headland

PDN002

Location: 34.0021591186523, -118.808601379395

Climb stairs up to top of Point Dume

PDN003

Location: 34.0027084350586, -118.80802154541

R @ 3-way; quick R @ Y

PDN004

Location: 34.0024566650391, -118.806243896484

R @ 4-way; keep a watchful eye out for the endangered California legless lizard

PDN005

Location: 34.0033264160156, -118.80525970459

R @ 3-way dropping down to beach; ancient volcanic rocks mix with sandstone and shale

PDN006

Location: 34.0023918151856, -118.805137634277

L along beach; watch pelicans fish near the coastline

PDN007

Location: 34.004695892334, -118.803550720215

Caved-in cliff face

PDN008

Location: 34.01171875, -118.793060302734

Check for sea life in tidepools

PDN009

Location: 34.0185012817383, -118.788200378418

More tidepools

PDN010

Location: 34.0203971862793, -118.787300109863

Beach Café and Paradise Cove Pier; backtrack to car park