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El Matador Beach

32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Malibu
Type: Beaches
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Malibu, California, United States
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199 reviews 199 reviews
90 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Check the local tide charts and take your kids to visit at Low Tide. You will see a healthy seascape with lots of interesting sea creatures. A bit of a hike from parking but well worth it. Very lovely coastal setting.

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We recently visited this spot during our southern California trip. Parking is limited but you can park on the road. The beach is little bit far from the parking spot, but it's worth to go down the beach specially during sunset!!

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Oklahoma
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It's a bit of hike to get all the way to the beach but it's worth it! Absolutely beautiful. The reason it's called El Matador beach is because one of the rock formations resembles a bull!

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Ottawa, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
104 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I had researched before our trip, and this was supposed to be so gorgeous, so I put it on our to-do list ... I hope it is on yours! STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS. Quite simply, one of the prettiest scenes I've ever seen. EVER. I think we all ran out of battery power trying to take photos here. So beautiful. We were... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

After seeing reviews on tripadvisor my girlfriend and I decided to check it out. I'm so glad we did. It was awesome! There's a small parking lot you pull into and you have to pay a small fee like $3 or $6 I think. As soon as you start walking down the trail you just go "wow". The view is... More

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is one scenic beach. Perfect for great pics or to relax and take in the beauty of the place. It was a bit exhausting to get back up to the car afterwards, but worth the sweat.

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was the highlight of out trip pictures. Got so many beautiful rock formations. Its a non crowded small beach. Parking space is limited, we had to park our car on the road side. Got many superb shots of birds flying. Before visiting I read many reviews saying its the best Romantic beach. So true! Totally worth the visit.

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Chicago
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife read about this beach on Tripadvisor and it confirmed why we think this site is so valuable. The beach is unlike the others of the area. The rock formations on the beach are beautiful and very romantic. There is all day parking for $8.

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Miller Place, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Matador Beach is magnificent. To see it is to believe it. There are magnificent boulders, huge boulders jetting out from the ocean with beautiful soft sand. It is a very romantic beach. I recommend a visit when in LA. It is north of Malibu Beach on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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LosAngeles
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is an awesome beach for the romantically inclined. Fine sand, dramatic cliffs, and the whisper of the ocean. Ideal location for shooting that special video. It is very common to see lots of couples or artists of any kind enjoying the beauty of this place. Unfortunately the beach is also under extremely frequent inspection of the state rangers. I... More

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