Planet of the Apes, 1968
visit the film locations
In the area
Westward Beach, Malibu, itself is a screen favourite. It can be seen at the climaxes of both What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Kiss Me Deadly.
Planet of the Apes location: Taylor is back to earth: Westward Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles
The final scene, when Taylor (Charlton Heston) realises he’s been on Earth all along, was filmed at a secluded cove on the far eastern end of Westward Beach, between Zuma Beach and Point Dume, Malibu. Ignore the wide curving beach by the carpark and clamber over the rocks to the east until you get to the quiet, and often deserted, little beach surrounded by cliffs.