McGrath State Beach

This park unit is partially open. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (July 28, 2021)

What is open now?

  • Day-use beach and trails – there is no parking or facilities available at this park.
  • Special events/filming by permit.

What is currently closed?

  • Camping facilities, day-use parking and all restrooms.
  • The main access and all facilities at this park continue to be closed due to failed infrastructure and intermittent flooding.

Phone Number

(805) 585-1850

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: Up to 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 34 Feet

Park Hours

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Dogs allowed in campground and day-use area. Dogs not allowed on beach.

Driving Directions to McGrath SB

The beach is 5 miles south of Ventura off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard.

Camping and Lodging

Visitors will be able to reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Bookings may extend from the arrival date to the desired departure date – based on availability and the park’s maximum stay rules.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Beach Area
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Workshop flyer

Due to flooding, as of 7/10/2019, McGrath State Beach is closed until further notice.

The park will reopen when flood waters recede and cleanup/repairs have been done.

We apologize for any inconvienence.

McGrath State Beach is one of the best bird-watching areas in California, with the lush riverbanks of the Santa Clara River and sand dunes along the shore. Two miles of beach provide surfing and fishing opportunities, however, swimmers are urged to use caution because of strong currents and riptides. The park offers campsites by the beach.