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El Matador State Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
+1 818-880-0363
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Romantic Escape: Pacific Private Tour
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32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
+1 818-880-0363
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful day at the beach . Water is cold, waves are not to crazy. Nice road , beautiful views. Not so easy access, steep hill. Chemical bathrooms. Free parking if u park on the highway.

Thank LorenaMontreal
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I LOVED this beach! We stopped here on our way down PCH. It was really fun to look at the rock formations and explore them. We were here on a Thursday mid-morning, and it wasn't crowded at all. (but when we drove...More

Thank URspider03
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely beach but it's always packed which takes the enjoyment away. Nice place to see the sunset.

2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caves, stone arches, tide pools and lots of seafaring little creatures in the sand! A great place to wander with children, to take incredible photographs or to just sit and BE.

Thank Zumablu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a weekday and it wasn't too crowded. Mostly young couples or groups of friends. Not the best beach for kids because the waves are large. There are also rock formations in the surf so you have to be mindful of the tide...More

Thank Kira N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a Beautiful beach in Malibu. The amazing rock formations, the tide pools, uncrowded, clean, the flowers and greenery, the people watching, the waves everything makes this beach a must visit.

Thank Sachin_Zarekar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach, great nature, not too crowded wham arriving early; fantastic views. Attention - you have to pay for the parking (limited in time) and there is little space available. Rocks, d'un, ses ans ICE cold water!!!

Thank Henny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is off a cliff with a sheer drop with stairs leading down. The beach is not very big and secluded with Rocky formations that present an excellent opportunity for photos. In fact if you are lucky you will see some photo shoots happening...More

Thank bidyutbhanjdeo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking rock formations stud a narrow strip of sand about a football field in length and half as wide. We went on a weekday afternoon and it was busy but not unmanageable. My parents, who are in their 70's navigated the step stairs carefully but...More

Thank Going_with_Teen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach. Went on a weekday so it wasn't too crowded. Lots of stairs with a little one and beach gear. But if youcan pare down it is beautiful.

Thank RilesMurph
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some
areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush,
green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped
shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern
Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football
field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on
towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still
feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted
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Marz J
7 May 2017|
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Response from 23tn | Reviewed this property |
We arrived just before lunch on a Thursday. We took lots of pictures on the beach. It was beautiful. We were there in February so not a lot of people and no problem parking in the lot. They were "shooting" a commercial... More
28 April 2017|
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Response from alamodephoto | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are definitely porta a potties located in the parking area. The walk is pretty difficult to get down to the water so make sure to wear good walking shoes.
15 March 2017|
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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
You would defiantly be on the road with cars (the PCH), but what a wonderful bike it would be as there's a few coves / beaches and cafes down the coast. Avoid rush hours and you would be quite safe...

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