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El Matador State Beach

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Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
Phone Number: 8188800363
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Most Amazing Beach

Words cannot even begin to express how amazing this beach is. The hike down to this beach alone would keep most people away from here. You need to be in relatively good shape to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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259 reviews
92 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words cannot even begin to express how amazing this beach is. The hike down to this beach alone would keep most people away from here. You need to be in relatively good shape to be able to traverse the stairs own to the beach. It's a long tough haul but well worth it!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the prettiest beaches I have been to, although not the place you'd go for a tan. You're going to want to see this and explore the rocks and the shoreline. Awesome way to spend an afternoon!

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Mumbai (Bombay)
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely beach on Pacific Coast highway. We reached here early morning. It was scenic and he entire stretch is awesome. It's fun family joint. It also has great photo opp that one could explore One could just laze around with a book and enjoy he sound of gushing waves. Must visit Word of caution : the stairs to reach... More 

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St. John's, NL
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose El Matador State Beach park because it was a more off-the-beaten-path location along the Malibu coast. There's a steep hilly, dry embankment that leads to steep wooden steps. You must be nimble and have good balance. Gorgeously blue sea and sky blended together as flocks of pelicans flew past, dive bombing into the surf before and emerging with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful beach. Parking was easy and uber cheap. Good for intimate moments when you're with someone. Especially on one of the cliffs

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spendacone
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ran across this beach from a post on Instagram, but it took me a couple of years to finally make it out there. Boy am I glad I did! This place is beautiful and very unique! We went just before sunset and there weren't a lot of people. Apparently there are a lot of photo shoots at this location.... More 

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3 Thank spendacone
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit! Remember to pack some food and a beach towel and you're good to go. Lovely views in a reasonably secluded spot depending on time of the day/year

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Oxnard, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed taking pictures at El Matador State Beach. It is a must stop along Pacific Coast Highway.

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Mason Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here at sunset. If the place is beautiful in the day it's amazing at Sunset. We had had to park across the street and the trek down would was a little rough (don't attempt if you have any walking or balance issues) but it's fine for most people. This is totally worth a drive and if you are... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Although this is a little bit of a drive from Los Angeles, it's so well worth it. This beach is amazing. It's truly a hidden gym. It has a long nice beach, with rock cliffs which makes for beautiful scenery. There's parking available for 8$ a day, or you can park along the road and walk down to the beach.

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