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El Matador State Beach

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Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
Phone Number: +1 818-880-0363
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Be prepared for a workout getting to and from the beach

This is the place to be to catch that California sunset. Just a little warning: There are a fair amount of stairs to actually get down to the beach from the parking lot.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kyla E
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place to be to catch that California sunset. Just a little warning: There are a fair amount of stairs to actually get down to the beach from the parking lot.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never a big crowd. There is always a spot from which entire beach seems to be just yours, but try to come during the week and you likely will be the only person there.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It is a Beautiful beach, the rocks are amazing, and the view is fantastic, Weekends can be a little too crowded, it's a must see Beach in Malibu.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was lucky to come on a sunny day in November when there were few people here. It was easy to park in the small lot at the top. The climb down to the beach is not as bad as it looks and you will be rewarded with a great walk on a sandy beach around some amazing big rocks.... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This beach has character! Loved the fact that it had large boulders along the beach. Beautiful! Great stop for an afternoon snack!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great rocks on the beach making this a fun stop views wee fantastic and the beach uncrowded. They were filming a tv show but no issues

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

On a recent trip to the Los Angeles area my girls and I decided to explore Malibu. We normally don't stray far from our favorite beach area in Newport but we were staying near Santa Monica and Malibu seemed like it would be fun to explore. We were happy with out choice. We had a tip from our Airbnb host... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This beach is incredible in beauty. It's not very big and parking is an issue, had to park on the PCH. But the rock formations along the beach are outstanding. It's worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Someone from work recommended I visit here versus the "normal" hot spots. The views are breathtaking to say the least. It was very quiet, bit of a walk down to the beach but certainly worth the effort.

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Saint Charles, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice little beach not too crowded. We just took a break from driving to get our feet wet. it was fun.

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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 with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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