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El Matador State Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
+1 818-880-0363
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32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
+1 818-880-0363

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Reviewed yesterday

Great beach. Went on a weekday so it wasn't too crowded. Lots of stairs with a little one and beach gear. But if youcan pare down it is beautiful.

Thank RilesMurph
Reviewed 4 days ago

this was one of the coolest beaches i have ever been to . very unique , but also very crowded and only one set of stairs up and down , it is waaaay up and down . but worth it

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views all over with huge oceanic rocks and caves. Definitely a place to take great pictures and appreciate nature. Highly recommend a weekday visit, can be too crowd on weekends. Its incredible.

Thank BernardoRibeiro1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though parking is a bit treacherous along the highway due to the lack of space in the lot, this free beach was really lovely. A bit crowded as there is not so much room between the rocky cliffs and the sea, it's fun to walk...More

Thank takingtea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice beach. Take into consideration that you have to walk down quite a bit and the bad news is that you have to climb it back but it worth it as it is a very nice place.

Thank Gidital
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is simply gorgeous! The rocks, the cliffs, the ocean...it's just like a painting! I visited here a few years ago and my advice is the same: The path down to the beach is a bit treacherous. Be very careful winding your way down...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten path but so worth the visit. Parking is available but get there early. Spectacular sunset views. A walk along the coastline is a must.

Thank Stavreez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a cool spot to relax and explore ! The cliffs are gorgeous and the beach was very clean, had a wonderful experience there with good friends . Favorite beach in Malibu .

Thank Amelia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning beach. Very crowded. Small parking lot that you have to pay to park. Beach is down the cliff side, so lots of steps to climb down and back up. Rock formations. So beautiful though.

Thank krisgils33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived shortly after 8:00. There were only a few people parked in the lot that could probably fit about 60 cars. By the time we got out and paid for parking, 1/3 of the lot was full. We were just stopping by on our...More

1  Thank Gina P
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some
areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush,
green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped
shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern
Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football
field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on
towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still
feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted
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Marz J
7 May 2017|
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Response from 23tn | Reviewed this property |
We arrived just before lunch on a Thursday. We took lots of pictures on the beach. It was beautiful. We were there in February so not a lot of people and no problem parking in the lot. They were "shooting" a commercial... More
28 April 2017|
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Response from alamodephoto | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are definitely porta a potties located in the parking area. The walk is pretty difficult to get down to the water so make sure to wear good walking shoes.
15 March 2017|
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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
You would defiantly be on the road with cars (the PCH), but what a wonderful bike it would be as there's a few coves / beaches and cafes down the coast. Avoid rush hours and you would be quite safe...