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Marina Dunes in mid-1990: Brad with the trusty Subaru Brat. After graduating from college, we took a long road trip, camping all the way up the west coast. This started my real desire to travel more often, which lead to a fondness for camping and hiking - eventually leading to me creating this very web site.
elevation: 40'
population: 25,101
zip code: 93933


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Santa Cruz County
East of Santa Cruz
on Hwy. 1



  • Surfing
  • beaches
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • paragliders
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Laguna Seca Raceway
  • Espinosa Lake
  • Marina State Beach
  • Manresa State Beach
  • Marina Dunes Natural Preserves
  • Fort Ord National Monument
  • Salinas River NWR
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park
  • description:
    Beach community up the coast from Monterey; West facing beaches. Camping Beaches, Coastal Campgrounds, sand dunes. State Parks. Asian restaurants, noodle houses, Korean barbecue, plus numerous asian markets.

    nearby towns:
    Santa Cruz
    Moss Landing

    Monterey Bay

    Marina State Beach

    Nondescript CA beach

    California Weekends

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