Welcome to Carbon Beach
Ocean estate living along Malibu's “Billionaire Beach”
Heading west along the Pacific Coast Highway, before reaching the historic Malibu Pier, the road transitions into a long, gentle 1.5-mile curve. Real estate along this scenic bend represents some of the country's most opulent and sought-after homes.
Featuring roughly 70 homesites, Carbon Beach is luxury, beachside living at its absolute pinnacle. Although not entirely private—Carbon Beach itself is public with three access points along the 1.5-mile stretch—lots are large enough that most homes are set back from the roadway and include private gates.
Carbon Beach homes are extremely eclectic—grand, over the top architectural statements are the norm. However, a shrewd buyer can uncover a deal at this high-end luxury location. Older homes priced in the mid-seven figures afford savvy buyers a low threshold for entry and the option to remodel, rebuild, or live as is in their slice of Malibu.
What to Love
- Breathtaking Pacific Ocean views with direct beach access from your home
- Walking distance—via beach or sidewalk—to many of Malibu's most popular establishments
- Architecturally significant homes with opportunities to invest in one or build your own
People & Lifestyle
This ribbon of Malibu residences earns its title as “Billionaires Beach”. Entertainment and industry titans stake claim to many of the homes along Carbon Beach—media mogul David Geffen and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison are among its property owners.
But while the moniker is accurate, it’s also a bit misleading. Yes, deep pockets are necessary to buy into this oceanside enclave—but not that deep. If you have the means, there's little to regret by investing in a home that offers unparalleled access to one of the country's most stunning beaches and the vibrant, luxurious Malibu community.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Beyond the extravagant accommodations, Malibu is one of Southern California's most idyllic cities to call home. It's luxury without pretense, popular without being touristy. It constitutes the best of luxury beach living.
Directly across the Pacific Coast Highway, you'll find the upscale —a splendid start to your Malibu mornings. Next door is the outstanding, French-inspired . Head west, and you'll discover two area favorites. First up is , a standout for Japanese fare. Venture a bit further west to the at the , which serves upscale California cuisine, wine, and magnificent views of the Pacific.
Things to Do
Aside from the obvious—a day at the beach literally means stepping out of your back door—Carbon Beach's stellar location is within walking distance of Malibu's most popular haunts. You also have easy access to additional outdoor pursuits, including hiking the trails of 1,255-acre .
The neighborhood's eastern Malibu locale is a 20-minute drive from, , and .
Carbon Beach is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- , Public, K-5
- , Public, K-5
- , Public, 6-8
- , Public, 6-12
- , Private, K-5
- , Private, K-8
- , Private