El Matador State Beach, Malibu

4.3
#2 of 25 in Parks in Malibu
Enjoy a day at the beach as you swim, sunbathe, and relax in a peaceful atmosphere at El Matador State Beach. The network of caves and rock formations make this beach a well-known spot for nature photographers--bring a camera and see if you too can capture a few great snaps. If you visit at low tide, you'll enjoy ideal views of these caves and formations. The approach to the beach involves a steep path and a wooden staircase, which could present difficulties for visitors who have mobility problems. Arrange to visit El Matador State Beach and other attractions in Malibu using our Malibu trip tool .
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  • Beach is a state park so you pay for parking - roughly $6 USD - at the parking meter. Two portable toilets. Steep climb down. Two staircases along the way to help one get to the beach. Rock formations...  more »
  • The beach was very pretty. Today was chilly and little windy so there was a bit nippy. However with sun setting, it was a very pretty. There was very little crowd, because it was windy. This is a wond...  more »

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