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Marina State Beach

Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, California

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  • Entrance to Marina State Beach.- Marina State Beach
  • Marina State Beach.- Marina State Beach
  • Plenty of surf fishing in Marina State Beach.- Marina State Beach
  • Surf fishing in Marina State Beach.- Marina State Beach
  • Dolphins in Monterey Bay.- Marina State Beach
  • Picnic area in Marina State Beach.- Marina State Beach
  • Clean restrooms at Marina State Beach.- Marina State Beach
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Short drive from Santa Cruz. Spectatular views.
Cons: 
High congestion.
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Region:
Gabilan + Southern Diablo Mountains, CA
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Established in 1977, Marina State Beach is a 170-acre hang out for surfers, hang-gliders, and fishermen alike. With some of the highest dunes on the coast of California, it's an ideal spot to jump off and catch some wind. Anglers crowd the shoreline looking to catch their limit of stripers, and overly friendly seagulls crowd around looking for cast-offs from the day's catch. It is free to park at Marina State Beach, the restrooms are well maintained, and there is a small picnic area near the parking lot. On clear days you'll have a nice view of Monterey, though Monterey Bay weather can be sporadic, even in the summer seasons.

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(10 within a 30 mile radius)

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