McGrath State Beach is closed due to flooding and unavailable for camping. Please check the web periodically for updates. Once the flooding has resolved and the campground is restored, McGrath State Beach will reopen for camping on a first-come-first-served basis. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Please Note: For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033.
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. A nature trail leads to the Santa Clara Estuary Natural Preserve. 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.
The beach is five miles south of Ventura off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard.
- Hours of Operation:
dawn ‘til dusk
- Park Office Telephone:
- Available Online Reservation:
Upcoming Weekend: NO
Within 2 Weeks: NOUpdated: 12/8/2013 8:07 AM
Max Camper Length:
34 FeetMax Trailer Length
dawn til dusk