Solimar Beach

& South along Old Rincon Highway

Like Faria Beach, Solimar Beach is a small sandy cove sandwiched between a row of “not so small” beachfront homes. The waves are mild and family friendly and the surf is good for beginning surfers.

Free parking is available along Old Rincon Highway, but the area is popular so finding a parking spot may be difficult on the weekends.

The Beach along Old Rincon Highway is hands down my favorite spot for catching a sunset, sun-bathing or taking a nice lazy stroll by the sea.

This span of beach between Emma Wood Campground and Solimar Beach is a long sandy stretch with boulders on one end and the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean on the other.

This day use only beach has ample parking along old Rincon highway. You’ll have to rock hop over the boulders to get down to the beach but it’s not too difficult a climb.

The southwest vantage point allows you a good view of Anacapa Island and I’ve caught some pretty amazing sunsets here, especially in January and February when the Ventura sky is at its best.

Tip: This is a no-frills beach, meaning there are no snacks stands, stores or flushable toilets nearby, which means you’ll have to settle for the porta-potties along the highway. As a result of off-shore drilling, there’s also a chance you’ll leave the beach with spots of tar on your feet. We swear by orange pumice automotive hand cleaner to remove the sticky stuff quickly.

Cost: Free

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Getting There: From U.S. 101 North, exit State Beaches, the road leads underneath the 101 freeway and onto old Rincon Hwy. From the U.S. 101 South, exit Seacliff. Turn right and continue south towards Emma Wood Campground.

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