El Matador State Beach, Malibu

4.3
#2 of 25 in Parks in Malibu
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 trip tool.
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  • It used to be fairly quiet even on weekends and now it's turned into a selfie taking backdrop. You can't walk more than 10 feet without having some idiot bump into you because they're staring at...  more »
  • pros.....takes your breath away spectacular majestic views of the coast and ocean...sunset was incredibly beautiful cons...parking lot and beach were very crowded... but worth it overall...  more »
  • Beautiful beach along the cliffs. This beach offers a semi-private beach experience along with fantastic photography opportunities. Be sure and pay for your parking, they will ticket you if you...  more »
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