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Marina State Beach, Marina
(4.4/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Has protected sand dunes, so you're not able to walk on parts of it. Not a big deal. You get a great view of Monterey from your walk. 
  • We like that this beach isn't commercial, just a beautiful beach. A great place to watch the sun set. Does have public restrooms. 
  • Easy access, always with something going on! We love to park here, and sit and watch the surfers in the morning. By the afternoon, there is usually someone paragliding in the area. Getting to the beac...  more »