Rincon Beach - Base of Footpath

Carpinteria, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

Rincon Beach is perfect for swimming, fishing, surfing and camping. There is ample parking along the beach and the massive rock enclosure blocks the beach from noise from the highway. The nearby campground is for RV's only, tents are not permitted.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 20th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 23th, 2020 at 12:12 PM.
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Current Weather
12°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks
Monitoring Frequency

Rincon Beach - Base of Footpath is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Ventura County Environmental Health Division samples beaches along the 68 km (42 miles) of the Ventura Coast. All beaches are sampled from April - October. A smaller number of beaches are sampled from November - March.

Beaches are tested weekly for total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus. If a sample fails to meet water quality standards, then the beach is re-tested. If the second sample also fails, then the beach is posted. During the wet season, a beach is posted if it fails the first test. There is no re-sampling in the wet season.The results are posted on the VCEHD website, which Swim Guide checks daily for the latest information.A beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality standards. A beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.The specific standards for bacteria are as follows:Single sample maximums:Total Coliform> 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water; orFecal Coliform> 400 MPN / 100 ml; orTotal coliform bacteria> 1,000 per 100 milliliters, if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1; orEnterococcus bacteria> 104 per 100 milliliters.Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period):Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water; orFecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml; orEnterococcus > 35 MPN / 100 ml

Water Quality Graph

Rincon Beach - Base of Footpath

Carpinteria, California
Managed by The Swim Guide

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 20th, 2020. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 23th, 2020 at 12:12 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
12°C
Cloudy with a few clear breaks

Rincon Beach is perfect for swimming, fishing, surfing and camping. There is ample parking along the beach and the massive rock enclosure blocks the beach from noise from the highway. The nearby campground is for RV's only, tents are not permitted.

Monitoring Frequency

Rincon Beach - Base of Footpath is sampled weekly from January 1st from December 31st.

Source Information

Ventura County Environmental Health Division samples beaches along the 68 km (42 miles) of the Ventura Coast. All beaches are sampled from April - October. A smaller number of beaches are sampled from November - March.

Beaches are tested weekly for total coliform, fecal coliform, and enterococcus. If a sample fails to meet water quality standards, then the beach is re-tested. If the second sample also fails, then the beach is posted. During the wet season, a beach is posted if it fails the first test. There is no re-sampling in the wet season.The results are posted on the VCEHD website, which Swim Guide checks daily for the latest information.A beach is marked Green when bacteria levels for a single day and geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality standards. A beach is marked Red when bacteria levels for a single day or the geometric mean fail to meet State of California water quality A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.The specific standards for bacteria are as follows:Single sample maximums:Total Coliform> 10,000 MPN (Most Probable Number) / 100 ml of water; orFecal Coliform> 400 MPN / 100 ml; orTotal coliform bacteria> 1,000 per 100 milliliters, if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1; orEnterococcus bacteria> 104 per 100 milliliters.Geometric Mean (5 samples collected over a 30 day period):Total Coliform > 1,000 MPN / 100 ml of water; orFecal Coliform > 200 MPN / 100 ml; orEnterococcus > 35 MPN / 100 ml

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  Beach Location Water Quality
Carpinteria, California
Carpinteria, California
Ventura, California
Ventura, California
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