Home to sun-drenched beaches, plenty of room to roam and incredible homes for sale and rent, Malibu has always been the embodiment of the California summer dream. From titans of industry to A-list celebrities, buyers have long flocked to the Malibu coast, seeking privacy, serenity and a change of scenery. The summer of 2020 is no different. In fact, with people from all over the country forgoing international travel for drive-to destinations and many seeking refuge from city life, Malibu is seeing a surge in demand for both full-ownership properties and high-end rental homes. The Agency CEO Mauricio Umansky recently penned an article for Worth, noting the rise in demand for real estate on the California coast as people seek more space, amenities and privacy.

“In Malibu—one of our most active summer rental markets—those who typically rent for the season are deciding to buy, and we have an abundance of inquiries with people willing to pay hundreds of thousands a month for a prime, beachfront abode,” Mauricio writes. Malibu offers a number of options, whether choosing a front-and-center seat to all the action from Pacific Coast Highway or seeking absolute privacy from the hillside bluffs above. Below are featured listings located throughout the Malibu Coast.

7225 Birdview Avenue - Situated on the highly coveted Point Dume bluff, this spectacular six-bedroom estate offers sweeping ocean views and direct, gated access to the beach below. Represented by Sandro Dazzan and Cooper Mount, the Cape Cod-inspired estate features a main residence, detached guest cottage, pebble-tiled pool, gardens and expansive patio with fireplace, dining terraces, bar and outdoor kitchen. Steps from the main house lead down the hillside to the home’s private sandy beach overlooking the whitewater of Westward Beach below.

33014 Pacific Coast Highway - Offering 145’ of ocean frontage, this one-acre property is located at the end of a private, gated street adjacent to a seasonal stream. Represented by Sandro Dazzan and Cooper Mount, the 4,000-square-foot home has been completely remodeled, including the resort-style, ocean-view pool and stunning master suite with private balcony and luxurious, spa-style bath. Steel pocket doors open to create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow from the kitchen and living room to the oceanside terrace and fire pit lounge.

24818 Malibu Road - This contemporary Malibu Road beach house boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open to the expansive oceanfront deck. Represented by Sandro Dazzan and Irene Dazzan-Palmer, the three-bedroom home boasts a two-story oceanfront living room, gourmet kitchen and direct stairs to the beach. The master suite is on its own level with a fireplace and glass walls leading to a private oceanfront deck, where views stretch to Catalina.

21250 Pacific Coast Highway - This Zen-inspired beach house is situated on the famed La Costa Beach. Front gates lead to a private entertainer’s courtyard with a beautiful water feature and fire pit. Represented by Irene Dazzan-Palmer, the three-bedroom residence features a two-story living room that opens through glass doors to the oceanside terrace with steps to the beach and views encompassing the bay, city lights and coastline.

6047 Cavalleri Road - This spectacular architectural home captures panoramic ocean and sunset views from its two-acre property, surrounded by parklands. Represented by Tessa Johnson and Irene Dazzan-Palmer, the five-bedroom home is situated within a private gated community and features exquisite design detail, spacious terraces and a swimming pool with spa. A sitting area is nestled under a lanai with an outdoor fireplace and views of the vegetable garden and organic orchards of citrus and avocado trees.

3350 Serra Road - Situated within the exclusive Serra Retreat community, this Malibu home was completed in 2016 on nearly two, sun-drenched acres. Represented by Sandro Dazzan, the home’s resort-style backyard features a 72-foot custom Beadcrete Black Sea pool and 20-person spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, sunken fire pit and tennis court. The four-bedroom house also boasts a romantic master with infrared sauna, steam shower, tub and dressing room, a home office, media room and temperature-controlled wine room. Just outside the gates, enjoy over 350 acres of private hills, Surfrider Beach, Nobu, Soho House and more.

24146 Malibu Road - Located beside the world-famous Malibu Colony, this modernized contemporary masterpiece extends out on a point to capture 180-degree ocean views from Point Dume to Palos Verdes. Represented by Sandro Dazzan, the five-bedroom residence features double-height ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, a courtyard for outdoor entertaining, full detached guesthouse, home office and Jacuzzi, located moments from Malibu Country Mart, Soho Beach Club and Nobu.

22664 Pacific Coast Highway - Situated on the iconic Carbon Beach, this two-bedroom home features a beachfront deck and far-reaching views of the Santa Monica coastline. Represented by Sandro Dazzan, the home boasts a sun-filled living room with high ceilings and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling built-ins, a large master suite, den and bonus office. Located within a gated, oceanfront community, the condominium seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, connecting both through expansive glass window walls.