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Awesome Rock Formations

The beaches on the east and gulf coast don't have the awesome rock formations. This is a great... read more

Reviewed today
Monroe, Ohio
The most beautiful cove

This beach / cove kept popping up in social media as the number 1 place to see and now I see why... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jason C
Louth, United Kingdom
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32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
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Reviewed today

The beaches on the east and gulf coast don't have the awesome rock formations. This is a great beach for photos and looking for sea life. There is a pay machine for parking. It was $8 when we were there. Walking rugged terrain and lots...More

Thank RyanAndTiffany
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beach / cove kept popping up in social media as the number 1 place to see and now I see why. The sand, rocks, waves, Cliffside and setting make it one of the most stunning places I have ever seen. Nike were even doing...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a gem off the hidden path. its a hike down but it offers you great views. They have a picnic table that you can eat there with the most spectacular views. highly recommend it.

Thank VPonthemove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to walk down a cliff to get to the beach but there is a cut path and it is easy walking. It is not as crowded as the easy access beaches and it is so beautiful. My husband actually proposed to me on...More

2  Thank Winkylee12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was at this beach last week and it was near perfect - no major crowding, unusually diverse group, nice variety in the topography of the beach/coast line (not just a stretch of sand). The short "hike" up and down the stairs was a nice little...More

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place used to be an escape. A beautiful beach, free from the crowds of Zuma, Paradise Cove, and Surfrider, where you can explore striking caves and rock formations. Not any longer. I have visited the beach twice this summer, and I do not plan...More

2  Thank dfotinich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find and a bit difficult to get to. A very steep slope with many stairs. We didn't go to enjoy the beach, but only to view. And the views were incredible. If you go for the day, bring refreshments, but not a big...More

2  Thank Kyle V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelling from the East Coast we were excited to check out the California beaches. But, my God, the traffic and all the people! We just kept driving past Venice and Santa Monica before finding this GEM. Relatively uncrowded compared to sardine-like situation on the other...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed August 16, 2018

El Matador presents a unique formation of rocks and semi caves nestled by the ocean providing a very unique and impressive beach. You can simply enjoy the variety of rock formations while getting wet on the shore. Lots of visitors enjoy laying in the sun...More

Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Enjoyed this beach for photos. Small parking lot but people moving in and out regularly so didn't have to wait long for a spot. Don't let the walk down discourage. It is worth it.

1  Thank SLS006
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December 20, 2017|
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Response from Yury S | Reviewed this property |
There is toll parking just near one. Just turn right on beach sign and drive a bit down you ll see one.
Marz J
May 6, 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
April 28, 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.