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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Leisure, Family And Kids

El Matador Beach - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for El Matador Beach

  • El Matador Beach Address: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, 32350 El Matador Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, USA, United States
  • El Matador Beach Contact Number: +1-8188800363
  • El Matador Beach Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • El Matador Beach Price: Free
  • Best time to visit El Matador Beach(preferred time): 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit El Matador Beach: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting El Matador Beach

  • 77.48% of people who visit Malibu include El Matador Beach in their plan

  • 26.47% of people start their El Matador Beach visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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

People normally club together Zuma Beach and El Pescador State Beach 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

El Matador Beach Trips

El Matador Beach, Malibu Reviews

  • Perfect place for a beach day. The three cliffs that sit on this beach are pretty neat to see in person. It was pretty busy when we came here so parking was sparse. We ended up parking off street above the actual parking lot. I would definitely check this state park out if you have a chance. It's really beautiful!

  • This place is a slice of heaven on earth! So so beautiful! Went during the weekday to check out the sunset (was visiting from Chicago) and parking was no problem. The treak down to the beach can be a bit rough because it’s so steep and there are a lot of stairs involved but the view is so worth it! Especially during sunset 🌅

  • Absolutely lovely spot for a beach day. I highly recommend it, especially if you have kids interested in nature. Such a great opportunity to learn about the local ecosystem and how we coexist with it. Plus the view is unbeatable!

  • Picturesque cliff side beaches up the Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu. A trip to this beach is a journey down windy California highways and steep cliff side trails that pay off with the most spectacular beach you're likely to see in this lifetime. The the view is magical any time of the day in any weather. Parking is limited and you have to pay for it but they accept credit /debit. Primitive bathroom and picnic facilities are available but not much else. Alone this beach is worth a trip to California, what are you waiting for?

  • I love this beach in particular because it is where my now-husband and I first fell in love. It has a lot of sentimental value to me but on top of that the beach itself is so beautiful. however I would recommend people go on a non weekend day. the reason I say this is because since it is so beautiful there is constant photoshoots going on and you feel sort of bad getting in the way of people's pictures so you kind of feel like you can't be in certain areas. But other than that the waves are gigantic there is places with shade and sun. The water is perfect temperature. I guess the only downside would be walking up and down those stairs. You better not forget anything in the car because you will regret it after going up those stairs once.

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