El Matador Beach

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  • Address: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 32350 El Matador Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, USA, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8188800363
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Leisure, Family And Kids

About El Matador Beach, Malibu

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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Things to Know Before Visiting El Matador Beach

  • 95% of people who visit Malibu include El Matador Beach in their plan

  • 32.46% of people start their El Matador Beach visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see El Matador Beach

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting El Matador Beach

People normally club together Paradise Cove and Park Place Stable while planning their visit to El Matador Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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El Matador Beach, Malibu Reviews

  • I went here on a field trip for my oceanography course. There are actually so many cool organisms if you search around. We saw anemone, sea stars, mollusks, hermit crabs, barnacles, and others. Very pretty beach as well.

  • My favorite beach in the Los Angeles area! A beautiful beach framed by boulders and rocks some of which continue out into the water. A favorite spot for photographers and filmmakers due to its beauty and unusual sights. Well worth the 30 minute drive from the Santa Monica area.

  • This place is absolutely amazing! El Matador sets itself apart from other local beaches with its rock formations and sea caves. A photographer's dream. Also, because of its North / South orientation, you get both sunrise and sunset photo opportunities. Most West Coast beaches are known for sunsets, El Matador also has a beautiful sunrise to the east (photo attached). I can't wait to go back, I wish I lived closer.

  • Cozy little spot with a nice drive from the airport vicinity. The coastal drive was what made the drive completely worth it and views of beautiful homes. I will most likely come back here to show other friends 😊

  • El Matador SB is one of the nicest beach in So Cal. It's very popular beach to hangout and do photography. Rock formation is beautiful. Waves are pretty amazing. Parking is relatively small. PCH side parking is available. I highly recommend you check out El Matador.

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