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El Matador State Beach

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Address: 32215 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-2529
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Your trip will be incomplete without a visit here

THEEE most amazing beach of all time. Arrive early for a good parking spot - it's $10 for all day, and you'll want to stay. Get stocked up on snacks/coffee at the small shopping... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
weberemk
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THEEE most amazing beach of all time. Arrive early for a good parking spot - it's $10 for all day, and you'll want to stay. Get stocked up on snacks/coffee at the small shopping plaza nearby & set up camp for the whole day. What a beautiful place to take pictures. Not too crowded because it's a hidden gem. There... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a good view of the Sunset from the top. Trek down to the beach for a stroll. Lots of photo shoots happening so you know it is good for photo opportunities. It has a parking lot else one can park on the shoulder of PCH.

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after lunch and didn't make it down to the beach but the view from above were so awesome. Really enjoyed just sitting and listening to the ocean and the birds.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple days stopping at beaches along the PCH. Based on a recommendation from a local, we made El Matador State Beach a priority. We were at the beach in February at around 11. Tide was out and we were able to walk on the beach and view in the pools of water left behind. It was quite the... More 

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On Da Road
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were lots of people out doing photo shoots here & it certainly is a beautiful spot. It isn't necessarily handicap friendly though as it is a walk down to the beach & has some steep stairs as well.

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lubbock, texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't wait to return! I came here on a high surf day, but was struck by the beauty of the vistas. Although I lost my prescription ray bans, I still thought is was amazing.

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the most beautiful beach in Los Angeles. Just look at the pictures and you will see! This is where I shoot most of my couples and family photography sessions when I am not in Santa Monica!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive from LA. The scenery and beaches around this area are stunning and very picturesque.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My husband and I recently drove PCH on our honeymoon and this was our favorite beach along the way. Stunning views. Beautiful rocks/cliffs. We went during the week so it wasn't crowded at all!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went to El Matador for sunset in mid January and I could not have been more pleased. The views are unbelievable. The rock formations make for great shadows and the colors of the sunset were wonderful. We saw two couples shooting engagement photos...one proposal...and a couple of just straight up fashion shoots. Somehow, even with all of these people... More 

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