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Luxury Homes for Sale in Mal Paso, Carmel Highlands, CA

The Mal Paso neighborhood boasts a serene inland setting in Carmel Highlands, CA.

This area is characterized by tree-studded landscapes and features exquisite properties east of Highway 1. Malpaso Carmel Highlands homes for sale are large estates perched on gently sloping lots along the coastal mountainside. Due to this unique setup, they boast unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and inner coves like Yankee Point. With its idyllic setting and luxurious residences, Malpaso is a coveted destination for those seeking tranquility and coastal beauty in the Carmel Highlands area.

HIDDEN COVE: Malpaso Creek Beach is a secluded gem within the neighborhood. Low sandstone cliffs border this small cove, revealing shallow sea caves during low tides. As you stand near the water’s edge, you will notice the impressive homes perched above the cliffs. This scenic spot features a mix of cobbles and enough sand to spread out a few beach towels, making it ideal for a relaxing day by the sea. Along its south shore, anglers often fish for surfperches and rockfish. Enjoy peaceful coastal adventures and a slice of paradise right in your backyard.

WILDERNESS RETREAT: Mal Paso Carmel Highlands forms the northern border of Garrapata State Park, a 2,939-acre wonder of natural beauty. It features a stunning rocky shoreline and a picturesque inland area of steep mountains and deep redwood canyons. The diverse landscapes make it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking trails wind through the park, offering access to the beautiful Big Sur coastline and the breathtaking Santa Lucia Mountains. It also has excellent ocean fishing spots and allows you to witness migrating whales from Soberanes Point. Having an unspoiled wilderness area nearby means endless outdoor adventures and more chances of being one with nature.

PRIME LOCATION: Mal Paso serves as the gateway to Big Sur’s dramatic landscapes, making it an ideal spot for those who crave the peace, quiet, and privacy that this legendary coastline offers. The deeper parts of Big Sur, about 20 miles away, require a longer drive. But here, you get the same breathtaking Pacific views and glorious coastal scenery while keeping you close to neighbors and essential services. You can relish the privacy while having all the comforts you need just a short drive away. The balance of natural splendor and practical convenience makes it a highly desirable location to call home.

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Homes in Mal Paso, CA

5 Real Estate Facts about Mal Paso, Carmel Highlands, CA

  • Carmel Highlands Mal Paso real estate comprises oceanfront properties overlooking Yankee Point and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Many homes in Malpaso were once artists’ residences; many were masterpieces of local and famous architects.
  • The extraordinary homes for sale in Malpaso Carmel Highlands range from $2.6M to $8M.
  • These properties offer expansive living spaces ranging from 2,200 to 5,200 square feet.
  • Lot sizes vary from 0.25 to 8 acres, providing the ultimate privacy, custom outdoor spaces, and unobstructed views.
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Wildcat Creek borders Malpaso to the north and Malpaso Creek to the south. The community is approximately 6 miles from Carmel-By-The-Sea and 20 miles to the heart of Big Sur.

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Things to do in Mal Paso, CA

Pacific’s Edge

Treat yourself to seasonal dishes and exceptional cocktails inspired by the region's bountiful local ingredients.

Garrapata State Park

Venture into the diverse landscapes and hike the trails leading to the Big Sur coastline and the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Gibson Beach

A beach at the southernmost strip of the Reserve, offering pristine sandy shores and breathtaking coastal views.

Bird Island Trail

Go on a scenic adventure along a 0.8-mile trail winding through pine forests and rocky shores.


Schools in Mal Paso, CA

School NameGradesAdmission
Carmel River Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
Carmel Middle School6 - 8Public
Carmel High School9 - 12Public
All Saints Day SchoolK - 8Private
San Carlos SchoolK - 8Private
Stevenson SchoolK - 12Private