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Marina State Beach, Marina

#76 of 169 in Beaches in California
Beach Nature / Park
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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  • We walked for a mile in each direction. We saw dolphins about 20 feet off the beach following the coastline, whales breaching and blowing. We spotted the blow first and then watched that area. Many ti...  more »
  • Small parking lot so go early but it's a fantastic spot to watch whales. The beach is a bit below, so be prepared to hike down, then back up. Bathrooms are your basic public beach restroom.  more »
  • Even on a windy and cold evening in June, the beach still provided a wonderful viewing of the sunset. The waves were big and loud. Many other couples and families were enjoying the view.  more »

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