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Mcgrath State Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

McGrath State Beach, Oxnard, CA, USA


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About Mcgrath State Beach

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. Camping sites are available. Two miles of beach provide surfing and fishing opportunities.

Attractions Near Mcgrath State Beach

Olivas Adobe Historic Park
Olivas Adobe Historic Park2.95km from Mcgrath State Beach

The Olivas Adobe in Ventura, California is an adobe structure built in 1837 by Raymundo Olivas on the north bank of the Santa Clara River about a mile from the estuary where it flows into the Santa Barbara Channel.He and his wife and their 21 children lived here until 1899. It later became Max Fleischmann's hunting lodge . After his death, his foundation donated the land and the house to the City of Ventura.

Marina Park
Marina Park3.82km from Mcgrath State Beach

A majestic 15-acre beachfront park in Ventura, featuring a large open grassy area for kids to play, families to host a picnic, or to just sit and enjoy the California sunshine.This park has nearly an entire mile of oceanfront that’s directly adjacent to Ventura Harbor, with plenty of beachfront land and flat sand.

Oxnard State Beach Park
Oxnard State Beach Park5.35km from Mcgrath State Beach

A public beach, playground, and picnic area at the edge of the Oxnard Plain. The park includes palm tree lined pathways and a bike/walking path connecting the communities of Oxnard Shores and Channel Islands Beach. There is also an easy bike/walking connection to Channel Islands Harbor. Oxnard Beach Park includes two barbecue areas with a capacity of 200 occupants, each with a public sink, table, and a large grill. Activities include beachcombing, walking, and ocean swimming.

Ventura Beach
Ventura Beach5.48km from Mcgrath State Beach

A beautiful beach located in the coasts of Ventura and is famous for its other leisure activities too. There are so many other options in this beach.

San Buenaventura State Beach
San Buenaventura State Beach5.6km from Mcgrath State Beach

A beautiful beach which is located in Ventura County of California. The beach consists of a 1700 foot pier that has a snack bar, restaurant, and a bait shop. People often come to this beach to surf, swim, and picnic.

Ventura Pier
Ventura Pier6.7km from Mcgrath State Beach

Formerly known as Ventura wharf is a wooden pier located on the Pacific Ocean in Ventura. The pier has been designated as Ventura Historic Landmark No. 20.

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Historically inhabited by the Chumash people, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years. Known for their rock paintings and for their great basketry, the Chumash were hunter-gatherers, fishermen, and also traders with the Mojave, Yokuts, and Tongva Indians.