Zuma & Westward Beach

Zuma & Westward Beach information

Los Angeles , USA
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Zuma is easy to find, and thanks to the wide sweep of blonde sand that has been attracting valley kids to the shore since the 1970s, it gets busy on weekends and summer afternoons. But we prefer Westward Beach. That same wide stretch of sand winds south of Zuma and wraps halfway around hulking Point Dume.

Here the surf thunders and rip currents can be strong, but the water is crystal clear, and sea lions, seals and dolphins are frequent visitors. You can even glimpse whales in the winter. If you get here early you should find free parking on Westward Rd. Point Dume State Beach begins once you pass through the parking gate south of the Sunset restaurant. Keep walking down the beach and navigate a short trail to semi-private, Pirate's Cove.