A new beach parking lot is open on the South Coast today, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.
The new Caltrans parking lot is on the Rincon between Ventura and Carpinteria. It’s located off of the Highway 101 Seacliff exit. Drivers should then go north on the Old Rincon Highway. The road dead ends in the parking lot.
It has more than 200 paved spaces, is lighted, and has a pedestrian walkway under Highway 101 to reach the beach. It’s open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m..
Use of the parking lot is free.