7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
McGrath State Beach
Max. Trailer Lengths
Trailer: Up to 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: Up to 34 Feet
Dogs allowed in campground and day-use area. Dogs not allowed on beach.
Driving Directions to McGrath SBThe beach is 5 miles south of Ventura off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard.
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.
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available
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.