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El Matador State Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
+1 818-880-0363
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Nice walk

For those who love the sea this is a beautiful beach For all tastes, thanks to the cliff the sound... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camila M
via mobile
Absolutely beautiful

Not just a regular beach! It’s a hike down to it but worth it! Great rock formations, tide pools... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
eyenurse2
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Springfield, Illinois
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rock formations” (68 reviews)
“photo shoots” (23 reviews)
“steep stairs” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
Malibu
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+1 818-880-0363
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"rock formations"
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"photo shoots"
in 23 reviews
"steep stairs"
in 12 reviews
"parking lot"
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"dirt path"
in 9 reviews
"porta potties"
in 14 reviews
"the cliff"
in 22 reviews
"state beach"
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"taking pictures"
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"low tide"
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"great pictures"
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"breathtaking views"
in 9 reviews
"parking ticket"
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"parking spot"
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"tide pools"
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"bring your camera"
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"beautiful spot"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who love the sea this is a beautiful beach For all tastes, thanks to the cliff the sound of the sea is great and relaxing

Thank Camila M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not just a regular beach! It’s a hike down to it but worth it! Great rock formations, tide pools, wild life, beach, parking, etc. we didn’t bring a lot of stuff with us but if we were for the day, it would have been difficult...More

Thank eyenurse2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love to hike down to this place. Usually there are not many people here and you can relax. I love seeing dolphins there as well!!

Thank JohnFallonStudio
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We got there about 15 minutes before the sun went down. Paid parking at the top. Path/stairs get you from the cliff down to the beach. Breathtaking!

Thank Gaglianogirl
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach. To get down to the shore is rocky and sandy. The views are lovely and offer some amazing photo ops.

Thank SonomaGrass
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A nice beach with beautiful view and easy access from the cliffs. Parking is paid and a bit overpriced. It is also pretty crowded with tourists.

1  Thank franciscopcoutinho
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

El Matador State Beach has become a very popular destination for everyone from photographers to adventurers looking for more than the standard, lazy day, sandy beach experience. What was once perhaps the best kept secret in Malibu, is now a crowded little strip of a...More

Thank quantumottle
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

very cool rock formations down below on beach after long cliff walk descent makes it a great destination to drive to . Small parking lot so that can be a hassle . you will take a bazillion pictures here inside the small caves . do...More

1  Thank ryecapital
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect place beautiful scenery. Absolute peace. Great for taking pictures or listening to the water. Other then the stairs super easy to get there. The water was cold, but then again it was late November. An awesome experience parking was great and super cheap. The...More

Thank Brisa1103
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommend we visit this beach on our Malibu Beach swing on the Pacific and boy were were glad we did! As beaches go, this one offered an alternate view from the traditional Sandy beach - this one offered cliffs, boulders and rough...More

1  Thank 951olivias
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Malibu
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
...More
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393itzikg
20 December 2017|
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Response from Yury S | Reviewed this property |
There is toll parking just near one. Just turn right on beach sign and drive a bit down you ll see one.
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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
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Claudisss
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.
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