El Matador State Beach Dream Beach of Malibu!
Southern California has many incredible beaches, but one of the most beautiful near Los Angeles is El Matador State Beach near Malibu. It is located on the Pacific Coast Highway, about 10 miles west of Malibu, and offers fantastic waves and the clearest water in the area.
Unfortunately, the beach is only accessible on foot and therefore not suitable for wheelchairs, strollers or the like. From the car park, a long steep dirt road leads down the cliffs to some stairs that lead directly to the beach. One should not walk this way down, which has no railing, not in flip-flops or other light footwear, but rather put on sneakers.
Granted the way down is a bit adventurous, but the view from the top of the beach, the rock formations and the blue Pacific is incredibly beautiful. The path is lined with tons of flowers and cactus!
The unspoiled beach, a mix of water, birdlife and flora, offers long sandy beaches, sea caves and massive rocks for rock climbing. When the water level is low, you can explore the caves and walk through the rock formations.
El Matador State Beach is a very well known and great place for the perfect photo and therefore very popular with photographers. It is suitable with its worth seeing scenery for photo Sessions of all kind. Whether in the bathing suit, in the evening dress or photos before breathtaking sunsets, there are always dreamlike pictures. For this reason, he is also often used by professional models for the shoot.
The El Matador State Beach offers with its rock formations, caves and great waves a brilliant view. You can swim, relax, have a picnic, walk the beach or just watch the dolphins frolicking in the water.
There is a parking lot which is signposted but easy to miss.
Parking costs $ 8 from 8 in the morning until sunset. If you're lucky and friendly Americans notice you're waiting for a parking lot, they offer your ticket should they leave their pitch. We were offered one and we could park for free.
Of course you can also park directly on the Pacific Coast Highway, as you will definitely find a place.
Tip from me!
You should put on bathing shoes if you want to walk between the rocks in the sea and do not want to hurt yourself on sharp stones.