Point Dume

California State Historic Landmark 965

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#965 Point Dume (Dumé)
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 landmarkfor navigators since Vancouver's voyage in 1793.

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Nearest intersection: Cliffside Dr and Birdview Ave. Park at end of Westward Beach Rd (Westward Beach). Take the path up the cliff and clockwise around and up to top of point, Malibu.

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