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El Pescador State Beach

Location: 32900 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

How to get there

On Pacific Coast Highway between Decker Road and Encinal Canyon Road.

About El Pescador Beach

This small rocky beach is accessed by a dirt path that slopes down from the bluff where there is parking and picnic facilities.  The beach itself is a mixture of soft sands and outcroppings of rock.  While not as picturesque as El Matador it still has the appeal as a walking and exploring beach.  Popular with artists you shouldn't be surprised to find someone with an easel panting the scene as you enjoy the sun.

As there are no lifeguards here and plenty of rocks in the water it isn't suitable for swimming or water sports.  Parking is $8 for the day in the lot or you can park for free across the road on the PCH.

While there are no lifeguards on duty here you will find restrooms and some picnic facilities.  Although the beach is not busy it does attract a small crowd at weekends and holidays so get there early for a good spot.  And do plan to walk down to the beach in proper shoes as the dirt path and steps are not great for beach flipflops.

El Pescador State Beach 2012

No alcohol, dogs, glass, fires or camping is permitted on the beach.

El Pescador State Beach - Malibu, California - Seascape photography

Here is El Pescador State Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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