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El Matador State Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
+1 818-880-0363
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Romantic Escape: Pacific Private Tour
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rock formations” (65 reviews)
“photo shoots” (23 reviews)
“steep stairs” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
Malibu
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+1 818-880-0363
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1 - 10 of 459 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been out to Malibu four times and this was my first visit to El Matador Beach. It was beautiful! Great scenery and the rock formations were fabulous! Go for a walk! Great place for pictures! Good hiking up and down the hill. Very steep...More

Thank KLWGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a coastal road trip and stopped just for a couple of hours this is an amazing beach to visit.

Thank Craig V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in early this beach in November. Beautiful views, not a lot of people perfect chill spot. Seriously worth a trip.

Thank demitraokc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on whim while driving down the PCH. Boy was that a good decision. Parking in the lot is hit or miss but be patient and it can happen. Walking along the beach has plenty of opportunities to explore cool rocks, take photos,...More

1  Thank Annalida500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking fir a fee only! Know your license plate as you have to type that in. Gorgeous views, sweeping panorama and quiet! A recipe for a relaxing couple of hours. Bring a couple of folding chairs, maybe a blanket and chill on the beach enjoying...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, this beach is very difficult to get to. There will likely be no parking in the designated lot, but you can park along the US 1 and walk to the lot. There are several sets of steep stairs that you must descend to get...More

1  Thank Alyssa T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of steps to go down, but worth it. Places to picnic at the top. Awesome views and photo opportunities. One of the nicest we've seen on the west coast.

Thank Laura V
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Pros: usually not crowded, great views, away from the public beaches. Cons: decent drive into Malibu, very short walk from one side to the other, and if there are crowds, it feels more crowded. Worth a quick trip though!

Thank Laur12345
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Not easy to find and difficult to park car. Step down of hill and you ar einfront of Ocean. Narrow beach strip and relatively short one plenty of people who dressed in shirt and jeans for unknown reason and not so many swimming or surfing....More

Thank Yury S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting every beach we can see in the last year since moving to Southern California, and while they are all nice, many look similar. This beach is a rare exception. There are amazing rock formations and caves to see, the waves are...More

2  Thank rfpanhorst
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Malibu
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
...More
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Marz J
6 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
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Claudisss
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.
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Vixter87
14 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...
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