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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 or something like that with an old car and the ocean scene behind.
I can only imagine what it would be like in the summer and I am sure the sunset would be amazing!