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El Matador State Beach, Malibu

(4.2/5 based on 500+ 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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  • My fiance and I came here on Sunday morning to take engagement photos. It's a beautiful, unique location! There were a few other photographers there as well taking photos, but it definitely wasn't cro...  more »
  • It's a bit far from LA but it's a quiet spot with some nice rocks. Really lovely beach. Only problem is the parking is a bit small. It has one of the nicest views around LA.  more »
  • Just happened on this beach while roaming around Malibu one afternoon. Favorite features: the rock formations, the tide pools, uncrowded, clean, the flowers and greenery, the people watching, the wave...  more »