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Carbon Beach (Billionaire's Beach)

Location: 22500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265, United States

About Carbon Beach

Directly off the PCH directly Malibu Aquarium and a block east of Colony House Liquors, probably the best liquor store in the county! There are brown signs on both sides of the road saying 'Costal Access' so it is easy to spot.

A comparatively wide double gate signed Beach Access Open leads between two mansions down to the shore. The path is a little dark and foreboding but comes out on a good expanse of fine light sand. The mansions along the coast rather dominate this beach, and there are no public facilities, but the sea is clean and in the distance you can see Malibu Pier. Not all of the beach has usable dry sand so take care where you are sitting. And although you may see dog walkers here that mean they are local residents and have a permit, other people may not take their dogs to this beach.

The beach access ways are open Sunrise to Sunset and are managed by the Mountains Recreations & Conservation Authority and their rules apply here. It is a great beach for tanning, quiet and clean, though there are strong waves and seaweed depending on the directions of the wind. Not a great swimming beach due to currents and fast waves. Apart from the trash cans in the access path, there are no facilities at this beach, no restrooms, no lifeguards at all. Unusually the path has no stairs though and is comparatively good access for those with wheels.

Very limited facilities on this beach, you'll find county trash cans but that is about it.

Parking is only available on the street, there is no parking lot here.

Here is Carbon Beach on the map.


Nearby Attractions

While most people visit the beach just for a day of sand, sun, surf and fun, there are actually many interesting attractions all within easy reach of the beach. So if you want to combine some activities in a day in the area, or simply want to allow some members of your group to do different things, then consider some of these nearby attractions.

Point Dume - At the end of the beach, visible as you look all the way to the left while facing the sea, Point Dume is a rocky promontory that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. It is most interesting as a rock climbing location as the rocking mound forms a natural climbing wall with very moderate single pitch rock climbing routes that are perfect for the beginner or training, or simply for those simply wishing to try out natural rock climbing.

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