Marina State Beach

This park unit is open at limited capacity. Please take the time to read the information contained on this webpage to find out what is open and closed, and what COVID-19 guidelines are in place. - (June 1, 2021)

What is open now?

  • The beach is open for day use.
  • Parking is available to vehicles on a limited basis.
  • Restrooms.

What is currently closed?

  • This state beach is closed to dogs.
  • There is no campground at Marina State Beach.

Phone Number

(831) 649-2836

Park Hours

8 AM – ½ Hour After Sunset

Dogs Allowed?

Dogs not allowed beyond day-use parking lot.

Driving Directions to Marina SB

The park is at the end of Reservation Road in Marina, 10 miles north of Monterey.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Picnic Areas
Interpretive Exhibits
Beach Area
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

About Marina State Beach

The beach area winds through the Marina Dunes Natural Preserves, and provides for scenic panoramic view of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, a federal marine protected area. The beach is known for hang-gliding. Radio-controlled gliders and kites are also popular. The beach is a favorite site for picnics. Water recreation is extremely hazardous due to strong rip currents.

The park is at the foot of Reservation Road in Marina, 10 miles north of Monterey.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended Clothing
The weather can be changeable. Layered clothing is advised.


Dogs are not allowed at this location.

Dogs on leash are allowed at Monterey State Beach (South of the Monterey Beach Resort hotel), Asilomar State Beach, Carmel River State Beach, and Garrapata State Park.


There is NO campground at Marina State Beach.

Marine Protected Area Coloring Book - Area Marina Protegida - Libro Para Colorear

Embark on a journey of discovery about Marine protection in a fun and easy way!!

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Download the new marine protected area (MPA) coloring book along with the California Coastal Explorer Guide at: .