I did a "drive-by" today and Lifeguard station #22 has far more parking spots than the place I was thinking of....#24. Today, being mid week AND the first week of school, I got the last place closest to #24....so I drove down to the next parking area at #22 and there were tons of places.....and yes, all metered at 25 cents for 10 minutes. GRRRRRRR
I don't really know where the free parking is unless you park on a side street further up and RUN across Pacific Coast Highway....sca
Also, on Goldwest BLVD on the way back to the 405 Frwy there is a dog friendly cafe with a large patio area we could stop at when the dogs are all tuckered out. Just a thought!