A Flight Above Point Dume

Malibuite and co-creator of the “I BUlieve” series Jules Williams takes us on a journey from Westward Beach to Point Dume Plaza, for a totally new view of one of Malibu’s most beautiful neighborhoods. 

During World War II, the U.S. Army used the tip of Point Dume, known as the headlands, as an anti-aircraft artillery training area.

During World War II, the U.S. Army used the tip of Point Dume, known as the headlands, as an anti-aircraft artillery training area.

The first houses on Point Dume began sprouting up in the 1940s following WWII, and were largely modest and working-class.

The first houses on Point Dume began sprouting up in the 1940s following WWII, and were largely modest and working-class.

One of the most expensive real estate markets in Malibu, Point Dume is largely comprised of larger homes, including some of Malibu’s most exclusive ocean-abutting properties.

One of the most expensive real estate markets in Malibu, Point Dume is largely comprised of larger homes, including some of Malibu’s most exclusive ocean-abutting properties.

The Point Dume Plaza shopping center at Heathercliff Rd. counts longtime Malibu favorites such as restaurants Lily’s and Ollie’s Duck & Dive and the clothing store Jamie.

The Point Dume Plaza shopping center at Heathercliff Rd. counts longtime Malibu favorites such as restaurants Lily’s and Ollie’s Duck & Dive and the clothing store Jamie.

One of the most coveted features in Point Dume are the numerous private access points to Little Dume which require a resident key for entry.

One of the most coveted features in Point Dume are the numerous private access points to Little Dume which require a resident key for entry.

Opened in 1970, the Point Dume Club sits right next to the Point Dume Plaza. Many homes offer spectacular ocean views.

Opened in 1970, the Point Dume Club sits right next to the Point Dume Plaza. Many homes offer spectacular ocean views.

Located on the Western half of Zuma, Westward Beach has become a favorite for whale-watchers and rock climbers.

Located on the Western half of Zuma, Westward Beach has become a favorite for whale-watchers and rock climbers.

Holly Bieler