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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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  • This beach is small (relative), but it is awesome! Saw someone hand gliding! Sand soft and water blue with plenty of nice waves!  more »
  • Marina beach can be tricky for little kids. The undertow is strong. But if your goal is NOT to swim, just wade a little it is great. Beautiful views of Monterey, the sunset. during certain months you ...  more »
  • We were fortunate to stay at a resort right on Marina State Beach. No idea what it's like in summer but March was blissfully quiet and peaceful. There are beautiful wide sandy beaches beneath grassy d...  more »