El Matador State Beach, Malibu

4.3
#2 of 25 in Parks in Malibu
Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • Dangerous and dirty beach. El matador was beautiful 15-20 years ago but no longer. Parking is impossible and pedestrians are getting killed running across 4 lanes of 55+mph traffic. Massive crowds...  more »
  • Hands-down favorite beach to visit for beautiful sand and rock formations! Small but affordable parking area (may have to wait for a space) atop an overlook to El Matador Beach. Following a climb...  more »
  • 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 »

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