The Encinal Bluffs are home to some of the most exclusive estates in Malibu. This area stretches approximately from El Matador Beach to Nicholas Canyon Beach. The properties here typically stretch from Pacific Coast Highway to the beach with some of the most breathtaking views and quiet beaches. These homes are among the most private in Malibu and command some of the highest prices. In 2012 a home sold in this area for a reported $75 million.
Seal Level and Upper Broad Beach
This charming area at the north end of Broad Beach Road is made of three sections. There are homes along the bluffs, on the beach, and on the land side. There are two private gated roads that lead to the beach, Victoria Point Road and East Sea Level Drive.
Point Dume is one of the most sought after locations in Malibu. It’s a charming neighborhood with its own elementary school, shopping center, private beach access, nature preserve, and some of the best views in Malibu. Home prices range from just over $2 million to over $30 million. The gated and all age Point Dume Mobile Home Park features homes in the range of $400k to $2 million.
Paradise Cove is one of the most beautiful areas in Malibu where estates south of the pier command prices up to $60 million and above. It is also the home of the Paradise Cove Mobile Home park where prices range from $400k to $4 million. The location is stunning for it’s breathtaking bluff top views, wide sandy beach, and wind protected cove.
Escondido Beach is just south of Paradise Cove. The homes here sit on a beautiful wide sandy beach making it a great playground for beach activities. Homes are accessed by a small private road that runs parallel to Pacific Coast Highway. This is a great walking beach where residents and guests can walk all the way to Point Dume State Beach.
Malibu Cove Colony
The Malibu Cove Colony is a private gated community just south of Escondido. Unlike its neighboring beach, the homes here sit high above the water on wood piles or concrete caissons. This beach is known as a wet beach where it is rarely dry due to the tides. The homes are buffered and protected from the highway by a beautifully landscaped hillside.
Serra Retreat is a quiet creek and hillside neighborhood located at the base of Malibu Canyon. It’s a lush, private, gated community with equestrian properties and stunning estates. This enclave is well known as an exclusive area for celebrities and world renowned entrepreneurs.
The Malibu Colony was one of the first beaches in Malibu to be developed. It’s located on a stretch of coastline just north of Malibu Surfrider Beach and the Malibu Lagoon. Since the mid 1920’s The Colony has been a movie industry neighborhood well known for it’s famous residents and infamous parties. This guard gated community is highly sought after for its privacy and beachfront lifestyle.
Also known as Billionaire’s Beach, this stretch of Malibu estates is home to Larry Ellison, David Geffen, and a variety of well known celebrities. The homes here are close together which is why some of the residents purchase multiple lots for privacy. Malibu’s finest hotel sits on this beach along with the famous Nobu restaurant and beautiful apartment complexes.
La Costa Beach
Homes along La Costa Beach are mostly Mediterranean and Architectural with 40 to 50 feet of beach frontage. It’s one of the few beaches that has no vertical public access from Pacific Coast Highway making it one of the most exclusive beaches in Malibu. Residents also enjoy exclusive access to the neighborhood’s La Costa Beach Club situated in the center of this stretch of beach.