After a decades-long battle, Malibu beachgoers can stroll through billionaires’ backyards

Larry Ellison, one of the most prominent residents of Carbon Beach, and his property at 22466 Pacific Coast Highway
Larry Ellison, one of the most prominent residents of Carbon Beach, and his property at 22466 Pacific Coast Highway

From Business Insider: Nicknamed “Billionaire’s Beach” — an homage to the ultra-wealthy residents who call it home — Carbon Beach is a 1.5-mile stretch of sand that sits between the iconic Pacific Coast Highway and the glistening Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California.

Up until mid-2015, the beach was largely closed off to the public. But now, after a decades-long, complicated legal battle between the state and homeowners, its 70-plus residences share their backyard with tourists and beachgoers from sun up to sun down.

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We took a walk down Billionaire’s Beach on a recent summer day — scroll through to take a peek at what it’s like to live and play on the richest stretch of sand in the world.

(Photos by courtesy of Tanza Loudenback/Business Insider)