So El Matador State Beach can be considered one of the best beaches in Malibu… and among the best beaches in California!
You get amazing views from above…
Amazing views as you take the stairs down to the beach…
And then it makes for a nice beach walk too!
El Matador Beach can also make for a perfect stop when driving along the Pacific Coast Highway.
Or it can make for a perfect part of your day trip to Malibu from Los Angeles or from Santa Monica.
If you don’t mind walking a bit (or a little more than a bit ;)) then you can even get to El Matador Beach by bus.
While the bus stop is a good 2 miles from the nearest bus stop, you can tell yourself it’s worth it not only for the beach, but because you can get a nice coastal walk along the PCH as you walk to the beach too!
And, there’s a chance you may pass a Malibu food truck. (You do need to be careful though since you are walking on the shoulder of a road with fast cars.)
El Matador Beach is a part of the California State Park system, and it’s more specifically a part of the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach.
The Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach is made up of 3 main beaches (or “mini beaches”), from north to south:
- El Pescador Beach
- La Piedra Beach
- El Matador Beach
As you’re driving, you can make a stop at any or all 3 of the beaches! You’ll see signs.
Map of location of El Matador Beach
You can plug into Google Maps “El Matador State Beach” and it’ll get you there!
You can take a look at the map to get a better idea of the beach location in relation to where you’ll be coming from.
Explore the map.
There’s a parking lot right at El Matador State Beach, but it’s not free.
There’s a self-pay kiosk, and when I went in November 2019, there was a minimum $3 parking fee, if you are in and out within an hour.
A bit of what you might see with a visit to El Matador State Beach!
And that’s a bit of the views you’ll get with this PCH stop in Malibu at El Matador Beach!
HAPPY VISIT TO EL MATADOR STATE BEACH IN MALIBU!
Day trip from LA without a car?! Yes!
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