7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
McGrath State Beach
McGrath State Beach is currently open for limited first-come, first-served overnight camping.
Unfortunately due to flooding and floodwater damage, the dump station is closed until further notice.
Unfortunately due to flooding and floodwater damage the Day Use Area and the Day Use parking lot are closed until further notice.
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.
The beach is five miles south of Ventura off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard.
Available Activities and Facilities at McGrath State Beach
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available