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McGrath State Beach

Phone Number

(805) 968-1033

Max. Trailer Lengths

Trailer: 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 34 Feet

Park Hours

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

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.

Due to no propane at our restrooms, there will be no hot water showers availble at McGrath State Beach this holiday weekend.  Showers will be cold water only, and there will no charge for the showers until the tanks have been refilled.  We apologize for any inconvienence.




 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

Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible