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About Marina Dunes Beach in Marina, California

Marina Dunes Beach is located just north of Marina State Park about ten miles from Monterey, CA. Behind the beach is a resort, two hotels, and the Marina Dunes RV Park. A portion of the dunes are in the Marina Dunes Preserve which is protected by fences that are part of a long-term restoration project. There are trails just to the north and south of the preserve perimeter that lead through the dunes to the beach. Both paths begin on Dunes Drive across from the RV park. The beach itself is wide and has nice sand. Don’t plan on swimming here as the shore slopes off steeply and has strong undertows.

There are street parking spots along Dunes Drive for day-use visitors who are not staying at any of the lodging facilities nearby. Even though this public beach shares usage with the Sanctuary Beach Resort Monterey Bay (including the Worldmark by Wyndham Resort) you should still be able to find lots of elbow room as it is miles long. Walking north on the beach leads to seldom visited difficult to access sandy beaches that are perfect for beachcombing.

3330 Dunes Drive
Marina, CA 93933
Park Name
Marina Dunes Natural Preserve
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Beach Walking, Fishing, Hiking, Beachcombing
RV Park, Dunes, Trails
Map of Marina Dunes Beach
Marina, US
9:22 am, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 58°F
L: 52° H: 61°
Feels like 56.66 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 2.66
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:28 pm
Humidity 78 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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Marina State Beach

0.4 miles away

Marina State Beach is a stunning sandy beach that sits below high rugged dunes in Marina, CA. Hang-gliders launch...

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