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Marina State Beach, Marina

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#67 of 248 in Beaches in California
Marina State Beach is a protected beach on Monterey Bay, located in the city of Marina in Monterey County, California.
The park 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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  • Marina State Beach is a large sandy beach with lots of dunes and free entry, parking and restrooms. While much of the dunes are protected, and it is a nice place for a stroll along the beach and dunes...  more »
  • The parasailer was putting on a great show in the winds coming in off Monterey Bay. This is a great beach for walking, but most people were in the parking lot watching his show.  more »

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