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El Matador State Beach, Malibu
(4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy a day at the beach as you swim, sunbathe, and relax in a peaceful atmosphere at El Matador State Beach. The network of caves and rock formations make this beach a well-known spot for nature photographers--bring a camera and see if you too can capture a few great snaps. If you visit at low tide, you'll enjoy ideal views of these caves and formations. The approach to the beach involves a steep path and a wooden staircase, which could present difficulties for visitors who have mobility problems. Arrange to visit El Matador State Beach and other attractions in Malibu using our Malibu vacation route planner.
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  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, I recommend this place, as to NOT miss. Be cautious with the machine of the parking and lead coins of Dollar, since no da change... lol...
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