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El Matador State Beach, Malibu

(4.2/5 based on 480+ 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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  • We stopped here after lunch and didn't make it down to the beach but the view from above were so awesome. Really enjoyed just sitting and listening to the ocean and the birds.  more »
  • Spent a couple days stopping at beaches along the PCH. Based on a recommendation from a local, we made El Matador State Beach a priority. We were at the beach in February at around 11. Tide was out an...  more »
  • There were lots of people out doing photo shoots here & it certainly is a beautiful spot. It isn't necessarily handicap friendly though as it is a walk down to the beach & has some steep stairs as wel...  more »