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El Matador Beach

Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Malibu
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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My mother and I stopped here because I had seen some pictures of the beautiful rock formations. This beach was prettier than the pictures. We went around sunset. It was a warm day and we were able to get many beautiful pictures of the rock formations. Well worth the visit if you like cool places. Parking fee was $8 at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful beach to just sit and enjoy the ocean and rocks. Went on a cool day and still Very highly recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Near Primative small CA State provided parking lot well above beach on dirt drive from PCH. Pay parking machine crude, unruly and tortuous to operate (8). So get there early and have a CA State park pass on your dash. Beyond that, the long well-worn staircase takes you to the most dramatic of beaches. Off-shore kelp beds. Big surf rolls... More 

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92 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a beautiful beach in itself. It has great rock formations coming off of the cliffs going into the water. In the rock formations, there are little tunnels that the waves crash into and through. This is a really awesome beach.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I used a program to determine where a nice spot near Malibu for a sunset photo would be and El Matador fit the bill. A beach with a cliff to walk down and rocks in the water. Funny, the girlfriend found that place as well through reviews. Well, it was crowded with photographers and models or engagement photo shoots. However,... More 

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Rochester, Mi
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40 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is definitely a beautiful beach and well worth visiting, however you need to be aware of the trail and large amount of steps you have to take in order to reach it. We saw several sets of people walk towards the descent and then see how hard it was to get there (1 had a cane and another had... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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