Description

McGrath State Beach campground is not messing around, with 174 campsites that is great for families and all types of visitors. The campground has normal amenities, including water spigots all around the park and quarter-operated showers. A major plus is that all the bathrooms have been renovated after the campground was shut down a little while back. Due to its size, the distance from each site to the beach varies, although the time will always be somewhere around 5-10 minutes. A great group campground as well as hike-and-bike sites are also available. There is a solid ranger show for kids at the amphitheater on Saturdays during peak season.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
133 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
RV details
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Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Interested in biking around the McGrath Beach area? We can’t blame you, as it’s beautiful and causes for a great ride. Not only...Read more

Fishing

That 2 mile stretch of beach that McGrath offers is perfect for surf fishers alike. There is no fishing in the estuary nearby (...Read more

Hiking

Hiking at McGrath is more along the lines of beach-strolling (which is always pleasurable, in our opinion), but trekkers can al...Read more

Surfing

McGrath definitely has some dangerous rip currents and rough surf at times, but three breaks and a relatively uncrowded atmosph...Read more

Wildlife watching

McGrath State Beach is one of the best bird-watching areas in all of California. Period. With the Santa Clara Estuary Natural P...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at McGrath State Beach Campground.

Beach
River, stream or ...
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January 8th, 2017

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Park
McGrath State Beach
State
California
Phone Number
(805) 968-1033
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.228° N, 119.259° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 129 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)