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El Matador Beach

Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Malibu
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This was a little deep into Malibu (almost an hour drive from near LAX) but it was so worth it. And it's not like a drive up the pacific coast highway sucks anyway. Once we got to the beach there was an okay amount of parking. We paid 7 bucks to park and then went on a little mini hike... More

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Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Spent a few hours here on my birthday enjoying the serene beauty of the rocks and sea. We lucked out and some guy who was leaving gave us his parking pass - normally it's $8 to park. It's a great place for photo opps and to just enjoy the natural beauty. I do not recommend it for anyone who has... More

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Brodhead, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

There is no doubt that this beach is a great place for family pictures. It's nice to let the kids play in the sand and in some of the small pools along the beach, but it isn't a place to stay more than a couple hours. I rate this beach highly because it is such a beautiful place to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

has limited parking.but the beach is very scenic.a lot of people come here for professional photography.the sunsets are magnificent.must visit if you are visiting CA.i live here so i make it a point to visit one new beach every weekend and this one is definitely a treasure.Enjoy.

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The beach is very beautiful, but it is not a place to get a tan or to swim. We went there on a sunday and was not a fun experience at all because it was crowded and dirty. If you want to go, go just to take nice pictures!

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Wharton, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Its a very small and intimate beach. The views are gorgeous and the rocks are cool to explore. There are a lot of stairs and parking can be a test.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We parked on the side of the road rather than pay the carparks fee. There is a steep descent and plenty of steps to reach the beach here. We arrived at high tide and there was very little sand to sit on. We'd recommend Zuma beach if you like sand and sea :-)

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Its very beautiful and not so crowded...you can easily spend hours.. the views are awesome....parking can be tough with limited spaces and charged around 8$

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Bountiful, Utah, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I LOVE this beach! It is quite small so it can get very crowded during mid day. We went from about 8:30 to 12 and it was perfect. I would probably avoid this during the peak afternoon hours of summer because it would be too crowded to really enjoy. There is quite a bit of rock formations to explore. A... More

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New York City, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The view from the top of the cliff is unique ! It's different comparing to the large sandy beaches of LA. For those who enjoy hidden small beaches with cliffs this is the place to go !

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