#0965 Point Dume


#0965 Point Dume

Site information:

Point Dume State Beach, corner of Cliffside Dr and Birdview Ave, Malibu


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

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 landmark for navigators since Vancouver's voyage in 1793.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Malibu Historical Society and the Malibu Lagoon Museum.  October 10, 1988

Registered 6/27/1985