McGrath State Beach

Highway 101 via Harbor Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93035

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.

Location/Directions

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

OVERNIGHT FACILITIES
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
RV Dump Station
RV Access

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Exhibits and Programs
Fishing
Guided Tours
Beach Area
Swimming
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Windsurfing/Surfing
Family Programs
Geocaching

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