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Where can I find some beaches near Salinas, CA?

Beaches near Salinas CA 

The air is getting warmer and the sun is shining longer. If you are looking to catch some rays at a new beach, we have compiled a list of beaches near Salinas, CA to check out. Keep reading to learn more about each of these beaches. 

Marina State Beach 

As a relaxing, family-friendly destination, Marina State Beach has a public beach and park which is fun for all ages. This beach sits below high, rugged dunes where many hang-gliders launch off from. There is a sandy boardwalk and interpretive trail through the dunes to explore as well.  

Moss Landing State Beach 

Located just north of the Moss Landing Harbor Channel, Moss Landing State Beach has long sandy beach with its parking lot having a great spot to launch kayaks. This beach is known for fishing, surfing, kayaking, birding and wildlife watching. 

Salinas River State Beach 

This is a popular destination for birdwatching, horseback riding and fishing. There is also a dune trail and picnic area to take in more of the beach. The beach itself is located on a strip of land between the Old Salinas River and the Pacific Ocean. 

Sand City Beach 

Much of the land around Sand City Beach has been designated as the Eolian Dunes Preserve. To get to the beach, you can walk on the paved Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Leashed pets are welcomed here. 


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