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Marina State Beach, Marina

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Marina State Beach is a protected beach of California, United States, located in the city of Marina. It is popular with hang-gliders, paragliders, and kite flyers. It is also a popular spot from which to watch the sun set. Surfers frequent Marina State Beach due to its reliable waves. The 170acre park was established in 1977.The dunes are some of the highest on the Central California coast, and provide homes to unique wildlife. A short interpretive trail (0.6 miles) provides visitors with information about the habitat and inhabitants of the dunes.
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  • I love this beach; it is not far from my house and provides the perfect spot to take in Mother Nature in all her glory. It is always windy, which I like. Others must, too, because hang-gliders are all...  more »
  • Decided to stop by on a trip back to Bay Area after a conference as this was right off the freeway. The parking lot is small although the bathrooms look decent sized and I can only imagine how crowded...  more »
  • Unlike many of the rocky beaches you will stop at on your drive up or down the coast, the Marina Dune beaches are suitable for taking a dip. Marina State Beach has soft sand and calm water. It's a lit...  more »