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Northern Ventura County Beaches

From Solimar Beach to Rincon Point



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Northern Ventura County Beaches

Distance north from Ventura


Rincon Beach County Park (Santa Barbara County)

Admission: Free
Park Hours: 7:00 AM to sunset
Facilities: Parking, restrooms, picnic area

Rincon Point

Admission: Free
Hours: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Facilities: Parking

Hobson Beach Park

Admission: $4 weekends and holidays, $2 weekdays
Park Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Facilities: Parking, restrooms, camping
Ventura County Park Ranger Desk (805) 672-2071

Faria Beach Park

Admission: $4 weekends and holidays, $2 weekdays
Park Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Facilities: Parking, restrooms, camping
Ventura County Park Ranger Desk (805) 672-2071



Northern Ventura County Beaches


Rincon Point

This world-class surfing destination draws surfers of all levels who want to take on the challenge of some of California's best waves. Annual competitions are held here. The best facilities are found on the Santa Barbara County side of the point at Rincon Beach County Park, while the best surfing is found from the tip of the point into the cove in Ventura County.

La Conchita Beach

Several recent landslides have brought tragedy to the small community of La Conchita. Across the highway from the town, La Conchita Beach is a sparkling little piece of sand extending a mile along the shore. Parking is limited to roadside spaces south of the freeway.

sunset at Faria Beach Park, Ventura County, CA

Mussel Shoals Beach

Mussel shoals Beach, also known as Little Rincon, is accessed from either Breakers Way or Ocean Avenue, but there is no parking along residential streets there. A few spots are found along a section of the Old Pacific Coast Highway. An oil company pier extends out to Rincon Island; both are closed to the public.



Old Piers Beach

This section of beach is along the highway near Mobil Pier Road, south of Mussel Shoals. The piers were removed in 1998, eliminating the sandbars that used to create a decent surfing break here. Still, some surfers frequent the area. Other than a surfing destination, the beach attracts few visitors.

Hobson Beach Park

Hobson Beach Park sits along the Pacific Coast Highway about 2½ miles north of Faria Beach Park at Pitas Point and 4½ miles south of Rincon Point. The county park offers a small campground, restrooms, limited parking, and beach access. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. The park is open from 7:00 AM to sunset.

Rincon Parkway

Rincon Parkway is simply a roadside strip of pavement designated for self-contained RV camping. It is administered by Ventura County Parks Department. Find more details about camping here and at other parks along this section of the Ventura County coast on our Camping page.

Faria Beach Park

Faria Beach Park is 7 miles north of Ventura at Pitas Point. This small county park provides limited day-use parking from 7:00 AM to sunset. There are restrooms and beach access. Dogs are not allowed on the beach. Camping is available for tents and RVs. The only sand at this beach is found to the north. Surfers like to ride the waves off the point.

Mondos Beach

Mondos Beach, a cove just south of Faria Beach Park, draws many beach-goers on sunny days. Families, sun bathers, young and old, surfers and paddleboards - they all gather at Mondos. Parking is free along the shoulder of the highway. The beach has plenty of sand for people to enjoy. The waves are good enough to attract everyone from beginning surfers to the more advanced.

Mondos Beach, Ventura County, CA

Mondos Beach



Solimar Beach

A stretch of narrow beach extends beside the Pacific Coast Highway near the community of Solimar, 2 miles south of Pitas Point. Public access to the beach is found north or south of the beach community with parking along the shoulder of the highway.

Northern Ventura County beaches map, CA

Cycling up the Coast


The Ventura Coastal Bike Path provides a cycling route from San Buenaventura State Beach all the way north to Hobson Beach Park.

The 11-mile route begins in Ventura as a separate bike path. Farther up the coast it becomes a bike lane on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway. Along the way stop at Faria Beach Park for some refreshments.







paddleboarder at Mondos Beach, Ventura County, CA

Books of Local Interest




Ocean Safety

California State Parks and Recreation cautions that "large surf, cold water temperatures, backwash, sudden drop-offs, pounding shorebreak, and dangerous rip currents can turn what seem like safe activities such as playing near the surf line, wading, or climbing on rock outcroppings, deadly." Learn more about ocean safety at
CA State Parks: Ocean Safety

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