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Luxury Homes for Sale in Point Lobos, Carmel Highlands, CA

Point Lobos, a dramatic headland in Carmel Highlands, CA, offers extraordinary beauty and exclusivity.

Established as a State Natural Reserve in 1936, it features stunning cypress-covered cliffs, turquoise tidal pools, and diverse wildlife. The area provides exceptional hiking, photography, painting, nature study, and scuba diving opportunities. While most of the area is a protected reserve, limited residential real estate options are available on the west side of Highway 1 and down the iconic Spindrift Road. Homes here offer dramatic views of the Pacific horizon, whale migrations, and rolling whitewater, making it a unique and coveted destination for luxury coastal living.

MARINE PARADISE: Point Lobos in Carmel, CA, is celebrated as one of the richest marine habitats in California. Aquatic animals and plants flourish here, from extensive kelp forests to playful sea otters and seals and creatures inhabiting the Carmel Submarine Canyon. This vibrant marine life makes it one of the top scuba diving spots on the Monterey Peninsula and along the California coast. Whaler’s Cove is a popular starting point for exploring its underwater wonders. The Sea Lion Point lookout offers excellent whale-watching opportunities, and in April and May, you might even spot Orcas. Anywhere you go, on or off the water, becomes a moment of wonder and delight.

SCENIC TRAILS: When you live in Carmel’s Point Lobos, you can enjoy the best of Big Sur’s hikes right in your backyard. Most are easy to moderate, with well-groomed and accessible paths, making them perfect for all ages. Families will appreciate kid-friendly trails and routes that wind through dramatic Monterey pines. The Bird Island Trail allows one to observe cormorants, seagulls, herons, egrets, hummingbirds, and hawks in their natural habitat. Another favorite is the Cypress Grove Trail, a short 0.8-mile loop that reaches the highest point where the famous Cypress trees grow. The Point Lobos Loop offers a 7.5-mile trek along the coast, providing breathtaking scenery.

PRIVATE YET CONVENIENT: Point Lobos combines the tranquility of a secluded coastal paradise with convenient access to essential amenities. Here, you can enjoy unparalleled privacy, yet you are less than five miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea’s boutiques, art galleries, and world-class dining options. You can also join celebrations with regular events like the Carmel Art Walk and the Carmel Bach Festival. This blend of exclusivity and accessibility makes the area highly desirable for anyone seeking a luxurious, peaceful lifestyle without sacrificing the comforts of city living.

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5 Real Estate Facts about Point Lobos, Carmel Highlands, CA

  • Carmel’s Point Lobos homes for sale are luxury oceanfront properties sitting on the rugged coastline. They offer impressive views of whitewater and the natural beauty of Carmel.
  • Past home sales in Point Lobos have ranged from $2.8M to $26M, highlighting their exclusivity and high value.
  • These homes feature 2,800 to 6,400 square feet of elegant living spaces, providing ample room for comfort and sophisticated living.
  • Point Lobos real estate often ranges from 1 to 7 manicured acres, ensuring privacy and plenty of outdoor space.
  • Architectural styles include English Manor, Spanish Revival, and Contemporary, designed by renowned architects.
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Point Lobos is on the west side of Highway 1. It is south of Carmel-by-the-Sea and sits at the north end of the Big Sur coast along the Pacific Ocean.

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Things to do in Point Lobos, CA

Whalers Cabin

Discover the rich maritime history in this museum, originally built by Chinese fishermen in the 1850s.

Gibson Beach

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

China Cove

Bring your camera to capture the beauty of emerald green waters meeting white sands.

Bird Island Trail

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


Schools in Point Lobos, 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