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“Check the tide tables before you go”

El Matador State Beach
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

We went during high tide and found a dirty, narrow, crowded strip of sand. The rocks, water, and cliffs were still beautiful, but I can see where it would be a totally different experience at low tide. Parking is limited; be prepared to parallel park on the highway. Definitely go to the bathroom before you get there. Overall, a fun stop, even at high tide.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Beach was a little dirty; but the views....... The port a potties were absolutely disgusting. A bit dangerous getting down to the beach but worth it.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Out of all the beaches in the area.. even to laguna to santa monica, Malibu was our favorite. el matador beach is where you gotta visit. Its peaceful scenic and clean. Beautiful for great photos! I favor this one <3

3  Thank Travelvajz123
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Loved this beach- very rocky and reminded me more of the Pacific Northwest beaches. It's secluded and small. Perfect for couples who want privacy and to simply relax. There are many photo ops here too!! We actually saw an episode of the Biggest Loser being filmed in this location the morning we were there. Highly recommend for a unique beach experience!! Be careful though, there is a climb, although a pretty easy one, down and back up.

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Loved this secluded little gem of a beach. Be prepared to do a bit of hiking to get to it. There are lots of stairs and a couple of steep hills. Absolutely worth it, though!

1  Thank mcdlau
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