Welcome to Point Dume
An affluent, peaceful beachside haven home to miles of coastline and incredible canyons
An oceanside paradise, Point Dume resides on a quaint peninsula in the Malibu area. Locals enjoy rugged cliffside views and impressive stretches of white sand beaches while experiencing the luxury of a relaxed, secluded lifestyle. With breathtaking oceanic vistas and an addicting beachy vibe, every day feels like a vacation when you're living in this beautiful town.
Spanish explorer Cabrillo first discovered Point Dume on his way up the coast in 1542, although it didn't get its name until 1793. More than two centuries after being founded, George Vancouver decided to name the unnamed plot of land Point Dumetz after his friend, Father Francisco Dumetz. In 1940, construction shaved down the top of the peninsula to create a town, and the name became Point Dume.
Today, modern Point Dume comprises over 600 homes, condominiums, and apartments in a wide range of styles, ranging from luxury estates to modest beachfront homes. As one of Malibu's most exclusive neighborhoods, Point Dume homes rarely come cheap, with the majority of homes ranging from between $695,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
What to Love
- Situated on a peninsula
- Picturesque cliffside
- Breathtaking oceanfront views
- A wide array of local shops
- Excellent dining scene
People & Lifestyle
Point Dume is the perfect place to live for beach lovers, surfers, and anyone searching for a slower-paced lifestyle. Over the years, the idyllic neighborhood's natural landscape has continued to charm residents and tourists alike.
There is no shortage of outdoor activities, with rock climbing, surfing, and endless beachside trails available at your fingertips. Professionals and retirees often flock to Point Dume as the affluent area is the perfect place to settle down or purchase a vacation home. Most residents who live here own their homes.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Heathercliff Road is the central hub running through Point Dume. Lined with locally-owned restaurants, organic grocers, and various vendors, Heathercliff has plenty of options for residents to choose from.Point Dume Village
is your one-stop-shop for daily needs like neighborhood grocery store Pavilions, Dume Plaza Pharmacy, Malibu Point Pilates, and several services like banks, laundry services, and insurance offices. Here you'll also find a few great restaurants such as D'amore's Naturally Pizza and Lily's Malibu.
Home to some of the most breathtaking views in town, the aptly-named Sunset Restaurant
is the perfect spot for beachside dining and drinks with friends. Gravina Malibu
is a great family-owned Italian eatery in a warm and intimate space. Just a short way down the PCH, stop at the Trancas Country Market
for charming retail and cafe attractions.
Things to Do
Pointe Dume's main attraction is its landscape. Locals and vacationers alike flock to the beautiful beaches and canyons in the area. The dome-shaped promontory juts into the crystal-blue Pacific, providing the perfect backdrop for hikes through the bluffs, which leads to two scenic overlooks. Depending on the season, Point Dume Natural Preserve is a photographic spot to watch the whales migrate along the coast.
Zuma Beach is a local favorite for beach bums and athletes. Spend a day relaxing on the warm sand or hit the waves at one of the county’s largest and most popular beaches. Known for its excellent surf swells and wide sands, Zuma is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest beaches in the state.
Zuma's popularity has stretched into Hollywood, too, as it is a popular spot for filmmakers, and you might have seen it represented on-screen in movies like Planet of the Apes or the long-running television series Baywatch.
Other outdoor hotspots include Point Dume State Beach, Pirates Cove Beach, and Big Dume Beach.
Point Dume is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School, K-5, one of the highest rated schools in California
- Juan Cabrillo Elementary, K-5
- Malibu High School, 6-12