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El Matador Beach

Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #2 of 29 Activities in Malibu
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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is my favorite beach in Malibu for exploring. Many stairs to get down to the beach but well worth it. Bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The view is so beautiful! I'd like to go back!! Loved it!!! Parking was 8$ I thought it was expensive but when I saw the beach I thought it was totally worth it!

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are in Malibu (e.g., visiting the Getty Villa, Pepperdine or other beaches), it is definitely worthwhile to stop by El Matador Beach to take some great pictures; particularly at sunset. Cool rock formations. $8 to park in the small parking lot; free parking a little farther away on Pacific Coast Highway. Be prepared to walk down a few... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are from a city or country that does not have great beaches or a coast line, then you should not miss El Matador beach which is north of Malibu.There is a parking lot and also street parking. You can access the beach by gong thru the parking lot to steep stairs that will take you to a pristine... More 

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Circleville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Amazing experience- very beautiful place for sunset viewing. There were several professional photo shoots going on when we were there- which made it interesting. The walk to the beach is kind of steep but worth it. There is a parking fee and parking is limited.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Amazing beach on the coast of Malibu. Less crowded than other beaches. It is different from other local beaches. There are beautiful rocks around which gives it a different look. Parking is easy. Paid parking is available inside the beach compound. One can park for free outside on the road as well. Absolutely recommended for anyone visiting SoCal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very beautiful, not crowded, best place to spend some good time with your loved one. Sure there is a small hike to get down to the beach but it’s worth it

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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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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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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