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Marina State Beach, Marina

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#77 of 167 in Beaches in California
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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  • So nice that this beach is free and open to all. The beach is a great walking beach and goes for a long way. The only negative is we were told not to go there after dark- so we didn't. I can't report ...  more »
  • This beach has a small parking lot and it was full. A great place for sunset. There are a few benches. We watched the Princess Cruise ship leave Monterey. Bring some wine and food and enjoy the view. ...  more »
  • I enjoyed this beach, lots of sand, breezy, quiet. You do have to walk down a small sand dune to access it. It’s a bit more remote compared to beach areas in Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel. Great...  more »

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