Contact Number

  • (805) 585-1850

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Park Activities

Dogs allowed in campground and day-use area. Dogs not allowed on beach.
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs

Park Facilities

Trailer: 30 Feet
Camper/Motorhome: 34 Feet
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access
Restrooms / Showers
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible


Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

The beach is 5 miles south of Ventura off Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard.

Workshop flyer

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.