Point Dume named one of 2012’s top filming locations

An aerial view of Point Dume.

Malibu’s world famous beaches attracted not only tourists in 2012, but plenty of film crews as well.

Point Dume State Beach was named the second-most popular spot for film shoots last year, according to a survey from the Los Angeles Times. Television shows, films, music videos and commercials generated 163 production days at Malibu’s Point Dume, trailing only behind Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Griffith topped the list by a landslide with 409 days of production.

Still, Point Dume’s renowned waves and idyllic landscape attracted more than five months worth of production time. The beach attracted shows such as “Modern Family” and plenty of car commercials The Times reported it was the first time the state-owned made it on the top-10 list in the three years the paper has conducted the survey. In the 1960s, Point Dume served as the backdrop for the original film version of “Planet of the Apes,” according to the Times.

Other locales on the list included nearby Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades, Dockweiller State Beach in Playa Del Rey and the 6th Street Bridge near Downtown Los Angeles.