El Matador Beach in Malibu, California
This was, by far, the highlight of our California trip. Malibu itself isn’t as crammed with people as other parts of LA. Our friends took us to El Matador Beach; people, it was incredible. I’ve been to several California beaches, and El Matador blows all of them out of the water (no pun intended). To walk up the beach (in the northerly direction), you encounter all sorts of tide pools, beautiful (and clean) sand, and several water-carved caves. We’ll let the pictures below speak for themselves.
The only cons we can see is that you have to walk down several flights of wooden stairs to get from your car down to the beach – a foreseeable problem for handicapped people. Also, we ran into several movie shoots (apparantly, they’re always filming down there). The crew waves you through between takes. However, depending on your outlook, this might be a pro!