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“Worth the hike down!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Matador Beach

El Matador Beach
32215 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Malibu
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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New York City, New York
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“Worth the hike down!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Really beautiful, rugged beach with stone arches, shady spots, and tons of wildlife/birds. It's a hike down to the beach (steps and rough, steep path), so be mindful if you're traveling with elderly or super-young kids.

Be sure to pay for parking. If you park on the street, park ACROSS the street. The side that's nearest the beach looked like an inviting place to park; we and everyone else got a $71 ticket. The cars across the street were ticket-less (though the parking signs don't differ).

Visited February 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“spectacular views of sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

The views of the sunset is gorgeous. I took the pain of reaching the vantage point along with my toddler and it is worth..please note no strollers can be used..the hike back to the parking lot is slightly challenging.. also you can park along pch and save some money..

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Ithaca, New York
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“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a place where beautiful women,handsome men hang out.Women most of the time where their bikini and guys wear their swim trunks.If you ask any of them to play with you sometimes they'll say yes,come join the fun.And if the hot women is single and you're single or if you're a women and you're single and the hot guy's single than both the men and women most of the time will make out with you.This is the best beach I have been to so far,so visit this beach if you ever go to Malibu,California.It's a most go beach.

Visited July 2012
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Cabrieres, France
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“Beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

There is not just the municipal beach in Malibu! This is a beautiful creek, not very "touristy" except for professional photographers. A lovely experience - don't forget to pay the car park! - with the lovely restaurant Naptune's Net just across the National Highway.

It's not a big hike. The car park is just above, you just have to go down the stairs. Not possible for the handicapped/old people.

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“pretty cool beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

i enjoyed walking along the beach and looking at the different rock formations. that was fun. and it wasn't really a hike at all. it was a pretty simple walk to these stairs that led right onto the beach. i would definitely go here again.

Visited December 2012
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