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“Worth the trip!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Matador State Beach

El Matador State Beach
Ranked #4 of 52 things to do in Malibu
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Garland, Texas
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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The wife and I saw the reviews on T.A. and decided it would be a good day trip. We only had a few days in LA so hoped it would be worth our time. The road trip was fantastic and when we arrived, the beach was a great get a way. The trek down was a little scary but well worth it! A beautiful, quiet beach that left me wanting more of California but at the same time, it left a great lasting impression. One word of caution, if you bring food, beware of the birds!

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“My favorite beach in Malibu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

Of all the beaches I know, this one is the most beautiful--a geologist's dream of eroded sandstone formations. The only problem (which could be a plus for some) is that it is frequently used for location shoots. I always love coming here, but be prepared for a walk and a lot of stairs. Also, there's a really awful port-a-san if you need to go to the bathroom.

Visited October 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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“Love this beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Secluded piece of the Pacific... it's a little farther out, but worth the drive. The path down to the beach is steep, but has steps and a handrail, and it's easy to get down to the sand.

Visited October 2011
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Anchorage, Alaska
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113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Lovely Beach, not too crowded, beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I chose this beach over others on the PCH due to the scenery and dramatic cliffs unlike any other beach in the area(not we also visited Zuma Beach for a more traditional experience). We parked across the street (no fee) from the beach ran across the street and took the small hike down to the beach. The beach was fairly empty on the Sunday that we went, we pretty muched stopped here to walk the beach take photos and enjoy the scenery for a short time before moving on with our day. There were several couples and groups that had set up shop on the beach with chairs a little music and blankets. The beach itself is nearly as wide or long as say a Zuma Beach but it is different, very romantic and overall worth visiting.

Visited August 2012
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TO, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Picture prefect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

One of the best beach with fantabulous views and comparatively less crowd...we even got to see some dolphins far away on our hike back to the parking lot....perfect indeed!!

Visited August 2012
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