McGrath SB

State Beach

McGrath State Beach will partially open and will have 40 first come-first served sites available at 9AM on Friday April 11th.  The campground will remain open 7 days a week until Monday April 21st.  After April 21st, the campground will be open on weekends (Fridays-Sundays) only until May 26th. 

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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.

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

Our cooperative association supports educational programs and projects in our parks.  Please visit their website.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    dawn ‘til dusk

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (805) 968-1033

  • Region

    Central Coast



  • Max Camper Length:

    34 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    30 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

dawn ‘til dusk