El Matador Beach Walk


One of the most beautiful beaches in Malibu, with sea caves and large rocks on the beach, This rugged strip of sand is one of many small beaches that comprise the Robert H. Meyer Memorial Beach.

Long stretches of white sands, towering cliffs, and craggy rock formations and sea stacks make it an obvious favorite beach walk.

Don’t be surprised to rub elbows with photographers and their models, and be even less taken aback to come across the clusters of surfers and body boarders who ride this south-facing beach’s swells. The hike ends at El Pescador beach. You could go further, but I thought this would be a good stopping point.

  • Highlights: Unusual rock formations, sea caves, fantastic sunsets, photographer’s paradise
  • Near: Malibu, CA
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 100 ft
  • Hike Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: 3/10
  • Trail Condition: beach sand and rocks
  • Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Best Time: low tide >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Parking: A fee parking lot is open from 8 a.m.- sunset. There is also limited free parking on P.C.H.
  • Dog Friendly: Yes – not allowed between towers two and three
  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Getting to Trail head:

From Los Angeles: 10 fwy (west) to hwy 1 (north) to El Matador State Beach (left) to trail head.

Google Map Link

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Trail Detail Map

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