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El Matador, California

Location Malibu, California
Sea Temperature (C) Spring / Summer / Fall / Winter 16/20/18/16
El Matador, California

El Matador, California

El Matador, California


From the small parking lot at the clifftop, a rough track takes you to several steep flights of steps, which lead to the sand. These stairs help to keep the beach from becoming too busy - but on summer weekends, there's still quite a throng. It's easy to find a good spot on the beach to relax and picnic.

Swimming and bodyboarding are very popular - but there's only a lifeguard on duty during busy times.

Several mysterious rock caves, and imposing sea stacks are dotted about the beach - these make for great exploring and scrambling. At low tide, investigate the amazing variety of sea-life living in the rockpools. If this sounds too energetic, lie back and enjoy the sunshine. Keep an eye out for the rich and famous, as El Matador beach is a celebrity spotter's dream.

El Matador beach is the most easterly of the three beaches that make up the Robert H Meyer State park. The remaining two, 'La Piedra' and 'El Pescador' are very similar in character, though not as big. All three beaches are quite superb.

Why in 100 Best?

A tuly majestic beach. The steep sandstone cliffs behind the beach generate a lovely unspoilt, undeveloped feel.

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