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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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  • Really enjoyed our visit to this rocky shore. The bluffs offer a great view and picnic space. (sparse facilities, not really a bathing beach anyway). A short but steep hike down to the water's edge.....  more
    Really enjoyed our visit to this rocky shore. The bluffs offer a great view and picnic space. (sparse facilities, not really a bathing beach anyway). A short but steep hike down to the water's edge.....  more »
  • Must Do!!! The drive is worth it, the horrible parking is worth it and the view you will never forget!!! There are picnic tables at the top you can view the cliffs and people down below. There are... 
    Must Do!!! The drive is worth it, the horrible parking is worth it and the view you will never forget!!! There are picnic tables at the top you can view the cliffs and people down below. There are...  more »
  • We stopped for an hour before dinner based on other reviews. $3 per hour parking or $10 for the day. Not very much parking. Loved the views with the rock formations, must be a wedding picture spot as....  more
    We stopped for an hour before dinner based on other reviews. $3 per hour parking or $10 for the day. Not very much parking. Loved the views with the rock formations, must be a wedding picture spot as....  more »

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