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“Astounding view”

El Matador State Beach
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$595.00*
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Romantic Escape: Pacific Private Tour
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Malibu
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

It is a bit of a hike to get there, that's true. And you won't find bars, food or sports complex there. It's ok. You don't want them. Just leave your car, take the steep steps down to the beach, sit down and relax. Admire the rocks and their weird shapes. Feel the wind as pelicans and seagulls fly above you. Maybe take a dip in the ocean. Maybe later. Relax.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

My wife and I visited on April 7- got there early about 9:30AM, and found a great spot- up against the cliff where there was a little cave for shade. Hung out until about 12N when the crowd started shoing up...gave our parking ticket to a young couple who looked like they could use it...beauty of a beach!

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

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.

3  Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

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!!

1  Thank Tanzir M
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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!

3  Thank threepowells
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