Point Dume is one of the most desired neighborhoods in Malibu. This beautiful peninsula stretches to the Pacific Coast Highway on the beach side and has an enormous sand dune at the end. The dune is surrounded by bluffs and ocean.
Here you’ll find the largest neighborhood on the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway. There are 400 homes in this rural area and there are no sidewalks or streetlights. Residents can be seen riding bikes, walking, or driving golf carts. There is a variety of homes from the original ranch-style houses on acre lots to large estates along the bluff streets. There are many different and esthetic architectural styles.
Many homes have deeded beach access rights to share the views of the ocean and mountains. There are three private gates that allow entry. Nearby is the community’s own commercial center which offers daily services and shopping. And residents are close to the award winning Point Dume Elementary and Malibu High School.
There are many different kinds of beaches in this area. Visitors will find the traditional wide, sandy beaches of Southern California like Westward Beach. Then there are beaches like the Big Dume and the Little Dume with their interesting tide pools and fantastic surfing. Point Dume is a great place to watch for gray whales as they migrate. And the Point Dume State Preserve is a wonderful terrain of rocky coves, headlands, and cliffs. When the air is clear you can see the entire Santa Monica Bay as well as inland to the mountains.
This community was named in 1793 by George Vancouver to honor Padre Francisco Dumtz who served the Mission San Buenaventura. The Padre’s last name was misspelled as “Dume” on the map that Vancouver possessed. The mistake was never corrected.
1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3891
* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org