El Matador Beach

Sandy beach
32350 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, USA
346 miles from Sacramento, CA
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)
Clothing optional

Beach amenities

  • Clothing optionalRead the description for more info
  • LifeguardsLifeguard on duty
  • CrabbingPublic crabbing sites
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Many nude photographers.

No dogs allowed.

No alcohol allowed.

No showers.

No changing rooms.

No cave access before 3 pm.

Be careful on the rocks.

The Lifeguard watchtower is too far from the water.

El Matador Beach is a sandy beach with some pebbles and stones here and there. It features steep rock cliffs that look very picturesque, especially at dawn and at sunset.

People love to make photos on this beach — often without clothes, even though it is not a nude beach. Remember this if you are planning a visit with kids.

This is also an excellent place to watch the stars and meteor showers at night. And watching the sea life in tide pools is very exciting!

The picnic tables and the porta potties are located near the parking lot. The trip from the parking lot down the stairs to the beach takes 10-15 minutes.

Driving Time

  • 45 minutes from Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 hours 30 minutes from San Diego, CA
  • 2 hours 30 minutes from Bakersfield, CA

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

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El Matador Beach videos

California's best sunset! Malibu, El Matador beach, colorful sky
A gorgeous video of the beach sunset
El Matador Beach - aerial view of the beautiful coast
An awesome drone made video of the beach

Weather conditions

Current weather at the beach and 3 day forecast

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Malibu, California 32350 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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