Fodor's Expert Review Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach
Part of Malibu's most beautiful coastal area, this beach is made up of three minibeaches—El Pescador, La Piedra, and El Matador—each with the same spectacular view. Scramble down the steps to the rocky coves via steep, steep stairways; all food and water needs to be toted in, as there are no services. Portable toilets at the trailhead are the only restrooms. "El Mat" has a series of caves, Piedra some nifty rock formations, and Pescador a secluded feel, but they're all picturesque and fairly private. Keep track of the incoming tide so you won't get trapped between those otherwise scenic boulders. Amenities: parking (fee); toilets. Best for: snorkeling; solitude; sunset; surfing; walking; windsurfing.