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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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  • Hang Gliders, interesting to watch the people, beautiful long view of beach and ocean looking toward Monterey. Not so great for kids, it is sloped and steep-ish. Not a swimming place or surfing. Good ...  more »
  • I have been coming to Monterey as a weekend getaway for most of my life. Yet, I am not sure how I missed this beach. There is no seaweed on the shore ... While it is just a little dot on the map, from...  more »
  • I love all beaches. Some are better than others for different reasons, and this one is great. Big, open beach, scattered with driftwood and some strong surf. Watch out for the rip currents! Have fun, ...  more »