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.
No alcohol, dogs, glass, fires or camping is permitted on the beach.
Here is El Pescador State Beach on the map.