El Matador Beach, Malibu

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El Matador Beach, Malibu - Address, Phone Number

Address: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 32350 El Matador Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, USA

Phone: +1-8188800363

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

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If you are fond of vivid rock formations, then a trip to the El Matador State beach is a must while you are in Malibu. It lies close to the Point Dume State Beaches. The beach is notable for its “pocket beaches”. These are nothing but a cluster of cliff-foot strands or coves. Its beauty even draws visitor from Los Angeles, besides other part of the country. There are plenty of tide pools too scattered naturally around the beach. An absolute delight even when it is foggy!

El Matador Beach Information

  • Wear comfortable footwear.

How To reach El Matador Beach by Public Transport

  • Rented car

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  • We love this beach. It is the iconic beach with all the great sea stacks. When the tide is right you can walk around all over the place. It's beautiful and picturesque. You won't be disappointed if you go. There are often a lot of people taking family photos or wedding photos here. It's not a beach where you lay out and soak up the sun. It's more of a photo spot, exploration spot beach. It doesn't usually get very crowded. There is a set of stairs that are decently steep so it might not be a beach that everyone can get access too if you have mobility impairments.

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  • Amazing spots for photoshoot!! But the way go down to the beach is slippery. I mean it's downhill but only with the sands. So be careful. I saw a group of guys walking down the hill with their huge photography carrier tho.

  • Gorgeous beach with lost of rock formations. Not too overcrowded. Parking lot is small but you can park for free along the highway. The descent down to the beach is a little challenging as you have to navigate several wooden staircases and a narrow uneven path along the edge of the cliff. I wouldn't recommend for those that have trouble with mobility. The views alone are worth the visit.

  • This place is wonderful for hanging out. Not so much for swimming because of the rocks. A lot of folks come here to take family photos with their photographers so be mindful of the space you walk in -- some folks will be asking you to move. $3/hour parking or $10 all day. Be there early to find parking as it fills up real quick!

  • The most beautiful beach in southern California by far. The caves and rock formations are beautiful! It is a bit of a hike down to the beach. Park on the right side of the road to avoid towing or find a spot in the small parking lot. Go through one of the cliff caves at the North end of the beach to find a cavern. Then go through on your hands and knees to find the secret beach on the other side! Nobody knows how to get there and there is never anyone there! Only down fall is that there are so many rocks in the water that it is hard to swim without getting hurt.

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