In an unlikely place, McGrath State Beach offers a beach-camping experience unlike any of the others featured in this book. Rather than being situated atop a bluff looking down on the shoreline, or across a highway, the campsites at McGrath State Beach are right on the beach. Although the sand has been replaced with grassy knolls and hard-packed dirt adequate for tents, getting to the beach is a simple trot up and over the small, ice plant–dotted sand drifts, and presto! you’re looking at a beach utopia you probably didn’t know existed, as this stretch of shoreline can’t be seen from US 101 or any other oft-traveled route.
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