Marina State Beach

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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.[1] Surfers frequent Marina State Beach due to its reliable waves.[citation needed] The 170-acre (69 ha) park was established in 1977.[2]

Natural history

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.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Marina State Beach". Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  2. ^ "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 24. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 

External links

Coordinates: 36°41′2″N 121°48′46″W / 36.68389°N 121.81278°W / 36.68389; -121.81278

  • Marina State Beach website
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