With pristine views along one of Malibu’s most exclusive coastlines, Carbon Beach, also known as “Billionaire’s Beach,” has become home to many high-net-worth celebrities and homeowners. Owners of properties on Carbon Beach, Malibu, include Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, Larry Ellison, chief executive of the software giant Oracle, and David Geffen, co-founder of the DreamWorks film studios, and other business tycoons. Ellison loves Carbon Beach so much that he owns 10 properties there.
Extending just a mile along the Pacific Coast, the ultra-exclusive community of Carbon Beach houses only 90 residences owned by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, alongside neighboring tech titans, attorneys and financiers. Carbon Beach is also home to the Malibu Beach Inn, a boutique hotel with a popular oceanfront restaurant.
What makes Carbon Beach so great — and expensive?
Locals talk about the breadth and dryness of the sand driving up prices to a minimum of $15 million for a small beachfront lot. And unlike Malibu Colony homes, the houses tend to be built right on the sand, with no seawall blocking the view of the beach from the patio. Carbon Beach’s relative exclusivity – in terms of price and public access – is its main selling point.
Carbon Beach residents are surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and enjoy close proximity to a host of amenities including lifestyle destinations, such as Malibu Colony Plaza, Malibu Country Mart and the historic Malibu Pier. And in just a few minutes drive, you can find yourself dining at some of the most prestigious restaurants such as Mastro’s Ocean Club, Mr. Chow and Nobu Malibu, where internationally acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature fusion cuisine is served in a chic dining room where every table enjoys ocean views.
Residents of Carbon Beach are surrounded by the best of Southern California’s outdoor living, with hiking, biking, equestrian trails, and even surf spots at Surfrider Beach, Little Dume and Zuma Beach available to its community members. The ultimate California lifestyle of the area beckons both full-time and part-time residents back again and again.