McGrath State Beach is closed for all camping and day-use effective Sunday August 10, 2014 at Noon until further notice. The park has closed due to flooding, which is impacting all areas of the park.
The flooding is caused by the Santa Clara River Estuary backing up behind the naturally occurring sand bar blocking the mouth of the estuary. Re-opening is dependent on the floodwaters receding.
Please Note: For the current status of this park, please call (805) 968-1033.
McGrath State Beach borders the Santa Clara River Estuary Natural Preserve and has 174 developed campsites for RVs, trailers and tetns. The campground has three restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. Each campsite has a table and fire bit.
McGrath State Beach’s lush streamside woodlands, coastal dunes, wide beach and marshlands protect a surprising diversity of plants and animals, including more than 245 bird species. The mouth of the Santa Clara River—one of Southern California’s last undammed rivers—has been designated as the Santa Clara Estuary Natural Preserve, the highest level of protection within the State Park system. Located between Ventura and Oxnard, the park enjoys cool summers and mild, wet winters. Spring and fall bring crisp, often windy days. Dense fog rolls in, even in summer, so wise visitors dress in layers.
McGrath State Beach is located 5 miles south of the town of Ventura. From Jct US-101 & Seaward Ave, exit 68, W 1 block on Seaward Ave to Harbor Blvd, S 3 mi (R)
2211 Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard CA 93030
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