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El Matador State Beach, Malibu

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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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  • We went to El Matador for sunset in mid January and I could not have been more pleased. The views are unbelievable. The rock formations make for great shadows and the colors of the sunset were wonderf...  more »
  • Please don't even think of trying to park on the landside of PCH (opposite the beach). The H in PCH stands for Highway, cars regularly do 10+ MPH over the posted 55MPH speed limit, and oncoming driver...  more »
  • After making tuor every day for Los Angeles, it is a place that allows you to peace and tranquility. The sea has no cute color, the water is cold (I went in winter) but peace, only the sound of the sea is necessary for an as urbanized as Los Angeles area.
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