Rhapsodized in 1962 by the Beach Boys in Surfin’ Safari, the Rincon Parkway on Highway 1 is unique to the Ventura County coast. Free vehicle parking and Ventura County Parks fee based RV parking is only a stone’s throw from the riprap. Beyond the sand, viewers are likely to catch dolphin pods searching for perch in the waves, cormorants and brown pelicans diving for fish. Visible from the Rincon Parkway, 25 miles across the ocean are the Channel Islands, “the Galapagos Islands of the Pacific Coast,” where isolated plants and animals have evolved uniquely, forming a wildlife corridor found nowhere else in the world.
The Rincon Parkway has been under further pressure by increased public use and misuse, while erosion from winter tides has removed coastal purchases during the pandemic (as seen in photo). Sea level rise has arrived at the Rincon Parkway, and our beaches are disappearing.
On April 29, 2021, representatives from the office of the Ventura County Parks and District 1 Supervisor Matt La Vere presented to the Executive Committee of Ventura County Surfrider Foundation the County’s short-term and long-term plan for improving conditions on the Rincon Parkway Day Use section.
Short term – upgrading Rincon Parkway Day Use Parking Area with limited vehicle size, new signage, repaired curbs, new lidded trash receptacles, and commencing a “leave no trace” educational campaign.
Join us where the land meets the sea. RRP. Beach clean-ups are every second Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all beach cleanups, please wear:
*If there is weather such as heavy rain or strong winds, we will post any cancellation updates to our Facebook page here.*
Kindly be aware that our slots are limited. By signing up, you secure your place and necessary equipment. If necessary, please cancel your reservation at least 48 hours in advance to allow others to take your spot.
Things to consider when visiting: