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 trip tool .
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  • This is a beautiful quiet and small beach with picturesque rock formations. It's $3 for one hour parking, and $10 for the day (make sure to get your license plate # before you go to the meter). Some p...  more »
  • Loved our stop here! The beach was lovely. Lifeguards were picking up garbage on the beach to keep it clean. Very picturesque. The water was warm. We didn’t spend much time here but it was a nice stop...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful beach in South Los Angeles, California. One destination to add in your bucket list.  more »
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