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McGrath State Beach

Contact Information

(805) 968-1033

Park Hours

dawn ‘til dusk

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 34 Feet

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.


McGrath State Beach is currently open for camping on a limited site, first come first serve basis.  Section one of McGrath is the only section currenlty open on a limited site basis.  McGrath may close at any time when flood waters disrupt entry.

 

Currently there is no day use parking availble for McGrath State Beach

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.

Location/Directions
The beach is five miles south of Ventura off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard.

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Available Activities and Facilities at McGrath State Beach

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
 
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