Zuma & Westward Beach
A surf and skate shop in the mini-mall just across from Zuma Beach. They rent SUP, surf and kite gear and do lessons too.
A converted white-washed beach house with tasty flatbreads and a popular weekend brunch. But we consider it to be the perfectly strange...
Ollie's Duck & Dive
This fantastic little concrete-floor pub has a stainless-steel bar and patio seating. They pour craftsman draught brews, hand cut and...
Zuma & Westward Beach information
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.