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Malibu, CA 90265
Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset
Parking: The Parking lot is open from 8 a.m.- Sunset. It costs $2.00 pay in meter box for an all day pass. There is also limited free parking on P.C.H.
Phone: (310) 377- 0360
Special Comments: One of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach, it's no mystery why El Matador State Beach seems to always have models posing for a photo shoot. El Matador State Beach attracts many beach goers on hot weekend days. It's a steep dirt trail down to some stairs, which makes this exquisite location inaccessible for the handicapped. The views from the upper cliffs are incredible looking down on large boulders and deep blue water loaded with kelp forests and reef.
The beach is long and there is plenty of sand for sunbathers. Body boarders and bodysurfers come to El Matador year round because it picks up summer and winter swells. Be careful because there are some scattered rocks in the water. There is no lifeguard tower, but on busy weekends, the beach will be manned with a lifeguard. Find out more about Malibu.
Food/dining: You must pack your own food and drink in and out of the beach.
Restrooms: Portable restrooms are located at the trail head.