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Malibu in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Point Dume

 
 
Point Dume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
1. Point Dume Marker
Inscription. On November 24, 1793, English explorer George Vancouver, commander of an expedition to determine the extent of settlement of the northwest coast of America, named this rocky promontory, Point Dume, after his Franciscan friend, Father Francisco Dumetz, at Mission San Buenaventura. Point Dume is the western terminus of Santa Monica Bay and has been an important landmark for navigators since Vancouver's voyage in 1793.
 
Erected 1988 by California State Parks, the Malibu Historical Society, and Malibu Lagoon Museum. (Marker Number 965.)
 
Location. 34° 0.096′ N, 118° 48.38′ W. Marker is in Malibu, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cliffside Drive and Birdview Avenue. Touch for map. Walk to the top of the hill. Marker is in this post office area: Malibu CA 90265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Adamson House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (approx. 7.6 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 13.6 miles away); Stagecoach Inn and Sycamore Tree (approx. 13.6 miles away); Calabasas Adobe (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Point Dume Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
2. Point Dume Marker
The small parking lot on Cliffside Drive is usually full. Other parking areas are one mile away.
 
Categories. ExplorationParks & Recreational Areas
 
Malibu image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
3. Malibu
View looking south-east down the coastline. Most of the Santa Monica Bay is hidden in the fog.
Sign at Trail to Hilltop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
4. Sign at Trail to Hilltop
Sunset at Point Dume image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 14, 2018
5. Sunset at Point Dume
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Last updated on September 7, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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