With each beach location we searched distance from Los Angeles, pictures, and reviews so we can pick beaches worth checking out. We also used Heal the Bays beach report card to see how clean and safe the beach environment actually is. Once every thing was planned and ready, the real adventure began!
In this post we will tie in our research as well as the personal experience to give you the best possible description of each location. Adventure is out there!
☺ Sunken City
☺ Manhattan beach
☺ Corral state beach
This beach was chosen at random as we were trying to find a good lowkey beach on the way to El matador. The drive is pretty chill as you get to se the coast and the location is relaxing. Upon arriving, watch for fast cars when parking as it is right off the the PCH highway. Once you get down to the sand it is pretty nice. Heal the Bay doesn’t have a reported grade on this beach but they’ve tested a drain nearest to this location and the water quality was graded an A.
Corral state beach is about an hour from LA and is a good quick little getaway. Its best to go early morning or sunset time if you don’t have an umbrella.
☺ El Matador
El Matador Beach is about an hour and thirty minutes from LA during traffic but let me tell you, this beach is so worth it. It is the perfect escape from the city, with beautiful views, clear water, caves, and marine life if you choose to explore more than the initial hike down. More stairs then a hike but the walk is pretty steep. The view on the other hand, incredible the whole way down. Its best to go early to not catch the crowd and really bask in your surroundings. The mini standing hammer bubbler by MAV came in clutch on this beautiful day. With its compact size it was easy to store in my backpack and keep discreet on the beach.
El Matador is rated an A+ on the beach report card provided by Heal the bay. Being here is ultimate relaxation and relief, that water is so blue and tempting to swim, and in the mornings the caves and cliffs provide shade from the sun. El matador beach is a site for sore eyes. Ending the journey with El matador beach was the cherry on top.
We hope you enjoyed this blog post and it encourages you to get out and explore. Some tips when going on adventures would be to plan ahead, do some research on the location, what are the laws, what is the distance, is it safe or do I need a buddy, how is the weather going to be? These things will help your trip run more smoothly. Have fun and be safe!