Carmel Highlands is located approximately 3.5 miles south of Carmel and is situated along side the winding Pacific Coast highway. Big Sur is 17 miles south of Carmel Highlands and Pebble Beach is 17 miles north. The zip code is 93923, and the area code is 831 for the community.
Twenty five minutes from Carmel Highlands is the Monterey Peninsula Airport, which has direct flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles Denver, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Two private jet airports service the area they are the Monterey Jet Center, and the Del Monte Aviationwhich is located in Monterey.