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Whales watching from the beach

We spend 2 hours on this beach. And we saw 3-4 big whales out in the sea. A seal came swimming and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karin S
Great whale watching

Had a chance to visit the State Park last weekend and yesterday and to our surprise, we had three... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jeff N
Fairfield, California
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Beach Range Road, Marina, CA 93933
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend 2 hours on this beach. And we saw 3-4 big whales out in the sea. A seal came swimming and played in the waves. We aslo saw a delphin in the sea. Big waves so we could not swim this day. A lot...More

Thank Karin S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a chance to visit the State Park last weekend and yesterday and to our surprise, we had three hours of entertainment. As my wife and I walk to the beach the first thing we had seen were whales breaching the surface of the water....More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We drove to Fort Ord State Park in early August after an overnight stay in Marina. We passed many of the old deserted Army barracks near the coast, and were able to learn quite a lot about the history of area through the displays at...More

Thank SpringdaleGirl
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

It was a windy cloudy day when we visited Ford Ord. It’s near CSU Monterey campus. It is very sad to see the military base housing vandalized and uninhabited. A short walk to the gorgeous quiet uncrowded beach. Very peaceful. There’s portable toilet in the...More

Thank Grace R
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We drive past the dunes all the time. And until recently, we had never actually gone to them. After reading that we could bring our dogs (so long as they remained onnleash and on the paved pathways), we decided to go. Its rich with history...More

Thank julie n
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a good trail to go whit your familia . Is not so busy and also you can Stop to look de beautiful ocean . Is better when you go whit out wind .

Thank Macamorales
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Enjoyed an easy walk in the Fort Ord Dunes State Park. You can stay on the path and see historical buildings from Fort Ord or you can take a path to the beach. On a sunny day, you can't beat it.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

I love this place. It's very well marked and quite breathtaking. Always good for an early morning hike.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed September 22, 2017

Arrived in Marina, CA late afternoon and noticed on the map there was a state park nearby. I went to check it out and what a pleasant surprise. There's a little bit of a hike past the dunes to get down to a very nice,...More

Thank sstrauss51
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Huge dunes, great signage to tell history of military area and wildlife, easy access to ocean, views of Monterey and great trails for bikes, runners , walkers and strollers!

Thank conni r
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September 21, 2018|
Response from Jeff N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I didn’t see any bike racks. This is more of an access to the beach. You walk about a 1/4 mile on a sandy path to the beach. I would say give it a try just in case there are bike racks.
julie n
January 14, 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but leashed (AKAIK). Just a tad south of there is Carmel-by-the-sea's beach, a gorgeous strand that is totally off-leash; it counts on great owners. Also nearby is a dog park in Seaside, newly opened, but I have yet to... More
Andrea F
August 29, 2016|
Response from SteveHMonterey | Reviewed this property |
No.Not at this State Park.