Carbon Beach

Ubiquitously dubbed “Billionaires Beach”...

Welcome to Carbon Beach

Welcome to Carbon Beach, the illustrious "Billionaires’ Beach," where the elite and the affluent converge. This exclusive enclave boasts some of the most expensive real estate in the world, with celebrities and corporate titans among its residents. In 2019, a property here fetched a staggering $110 million, underscoring the area's luxury status.


The beach itself, especially the Carbon Beach - East Access, is renowned for its smooth, light brown sands ideal for leisurely walks. The waters here are perfect for swimming and paddleboarding, offering a serene escape for those who seek it. Just a four-minute drive west, Malibu Lagoon awaits as a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts and hikers, adding to the area's array of outdoor activities.


Notably, Carbon Beach - East Access, formerly known as the David Geffen Access, has a storied past. Entertainment mogul David Geffen long resisted the establishment of a public access point here. After a prolonged 25-year legal tussle, he conceded in 2007, prompted by the State of California's intervention. Today, visitors can enter the beach via a public gate at 22126 Pacific Coast Highway. While parking is limited along Pacific Coast Highway, it is available for free. Guests are advised to park mindfully, ensuring they do not obstruct local driveways or garages.


Carbon Beach epitomizes exclusivity and luxury, with its pristine shoreline and illustrious neighborhood, it's a place where the world's wealthiest come to play and relax.


Things to do in Carbon Beach

  • Malibu Pier: A mere 15-minute journey from the beach, the iconic Malibu Pier is a must-visit. Known for its distinct white towers, the pier is a blend of rustic charm and modern amenities, featuring two restaurants, five stores, and an observation deck. It's a great spot for fishing or dolphin watching, offering a quintessential Malibu experience.
  • Museums on Surfrider Beach: History buffs can explore the Malibu Lagoon Museum, diving into the rich history of the Chumash tribe, ranching era, and the advent of surfing. Nearby, the Adamson House Museum, often referred to as the "Taj Mahal of Tile," provides an intriguing glimpse into Malibu’s past.
  • Malibu Bluffs Park: This six-acre community park is a haven for sports and recreation. With baseball diamonds, a soccer field, skate park, and picnic areas, it's perfect for a family day out. The park also serves as a whale-watching station and hosts various events and sports leagues.
  • Point Dume: For breathtaking views and Instagram-worthy photos, Point Dume is unparalleled. This natural promontory is a haven for hiking enthusiasts and rock climbers, offering moderate climbing routes and panoramic ocean vistas.


Restaurants in Carbon Beach

  • Nobu Malibu: Just a three-minute drive from the beach, Nobu Malibu offers an upscale dining experience. Featured in Fodor’s Travel as a celebrity hotspot, it serves exquisite Japanese cuisine. Signature dishes include Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno and Black Cod with Miso. Be prepared for a premium experience in both taste and price.
  • Malibu Pier Restaurants: Malibu Farm and Beachcomber Café on Malibu Pier offer diverse dining experiences. Malibu Farm, with its farm-to-table approach, provides a chic atmosphere, while Beachcomber Café, styled after the 1940s, offers classic American cuisine along with margaritas and cocktails.
  • Jack in the Box: For those seeking a quick and casual meal, Jack in the Box is a convenient option, serving classic fast-food fare like burgers and fries.


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