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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Beach nestled between multi million-dollar homes. When the tide comes in it does crash right up against the Rocks. So Beautiful to they were people taking wedding photos there on the day we visited. Even if parking is crowded there tends not to be...More

Thank jason s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went with family to this beach on recent Friday . while the beach is awesome & unusual with rock formations etc for Los Angeles. Parking is the PITS we got there early about 10a, there wer no spots left! within minutess lucked out someone left,...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Lots of steps to walk up and down. Parking could be a problem if u go late. Lots of people. But a must to visit.

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took Route 23 to this Beach from the Simi Valley area. What a ride! Twists and turns on a narrow road. There is a small parking lot that you pay at the machine (bring your plate number!). Nice places to take photos just beyond...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

El Matador State Beach is such a stunning place to be at. This is by far one of the beautiful beaches in Malibu. Over the years, this place has gained so much popularity. The place is full of sea caves, rocks, and breathtaking scenery. During...More

1  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Beautiful beach and beautiful views. Great scenic vistas for pictures. Rocks and rock caves at bottom. I could not get to the bottom because of how steep it was and I had a panic attack. Yes, I am an adult who is afraid of heights....More

2  Thank Connie F
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

As a photographer I wanted to find some hidden gems for taking sunset photos and happened to get this recommendation so we decided to try it out. The amount of photographers coming in as we arrived told me it was definitely the place to be....More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Crowded but stunning! Nice stop for sightseeing while in Malibu. Rock formations were very pretty!!!

1  Thank AMBUWS29
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great views from the top of the hill and you walk down sets of steps to the beach to see the rock formations. Great beach too.

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

3.00 to park for a hour, $10 all day. Nice view! Very steep and tiring walk back to the car. Make sure you have time to walk slowly. Beautiful place to take photos and relax before a flight and wasn't very crowded. It didn't look...More

Thank Anna N
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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