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El Pescador State Beach

32900 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-2536
+1 310-457-8140
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Another fabulous find on PCH

We were roaming PCH and found this quiet little beach. I believe it was quiet because you have to... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Classic Walk Down to the Beach California Beach

Nice views and wildlife, Pelicans, nice surf and not too crowded or difficult to find a on the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Hereford, Arizona
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“free parking” (2 reviews)
“lifeguard” (2 reviews)
“shore” (2 reviews)
32900 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265-2536
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were roaming PCH and found this quiet little beach. I believe it was quiet because you have to pay for parking and if you try and get the free parking, which there’s not much of, the trek down can be a little tricky. Once...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Nice views and wildlife, Pelicans, nice surf and not too crowded or difficult to find a on the roadside parking. Warning, the walk down may be a bit precarious for some

Thank dhefu
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A good place to spend an hour or so; if you're looking to spend the day at the beach, you're much better off going to Zuma Beach (which has lifeguard stations, restrooms, outdoor showers, seasonal food stands, and lots of parking.

Thank Newsdoc
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Free parking on PCH, paid parking lot at entrance. Steep 5 - 10 min walk down to bottom of hill, not for the physically challenged. Had to literally jump down to beach and help my wife step down. But in the end....all worth it. Beautiful...More

Thank Hakimom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Spent the day here and we had such a great time. The waves were huge and we played in them all day. The beach was quiet and had plenty of room to spread out our towels out and rest. The weather was amazing. I loved...More

Thank angboudreaux13
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Kinda hard to find. Up from Matador and down from Nichols $8 fee...lots less than the ticket so you might as well pay the machine cause they do check. Parking for 15 cars or so and 1 Outhouse. 3 minute walk to sand. Exposed to...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Such a nice beach! You have to walk down a cliffside and there are no amenities, but, boy, if you want a beach to yourself this is it.

Thank fussytraveler53
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very scenic and secluded. It is not uncommon to see sea lions and dolphins. It is a strenuous hike up to the parking lot but well worth the scenery and seclusion. The Eastern side of the beach has a few caves that you can crawl...More

1  Thank Tom734
Reviewed 6 February 2015

we frequently come here to watch the sunset, hear the ocean lullaby, and just relax during weekends ....

1  Thank Ina A
Reviewed 27 February 2012

A real gem of a place. Definitely a place to visit

Thank travelshooter71
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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