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Jul
17
2014

California Rodeo Salinas

Jul. 17-Jul. 20
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Jul
19
2014

Carmel Bach Festival

Jul. 19-Aug. 2
The Carmel Bach Festival has a 75-year history of artistic excellence and community…more
Jul
23
2014

Feast of Lanterns

Jul. 23-Jul. 27
For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its…more
Jul
27
2014

Moss Landing Antique Fair

Jul. 27
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Aug
2
2014

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Aug. 2
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Aug
11
2014

Monterey Auto Week

Aug. 11-Aug. 17
Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Auto Week and…more
Aug
12
2014

Concours On The Avenue

Aug. 12
Sixth Annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours On The Avenue......Carmel's world famous…more
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Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Marina

Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Marina

Fort Ord Dunes State Park

The newest state park in Monterey County, Fort Ord Dunes State Park has four miles of hiking and bicycling roads and four miles of shoreline. Interpretive signs describe both Fort Ord Dunes State Park's history as a training area for the United States Army and its current use as a habitat for endangered species.

Day Use

Even before Fort Ord Dunes State Park officially opened, it had become a popular site for bicyclists, hikers, runners and bird watchers. The beach is an excellent location to spot seals, sea lions and a wide variety of sea and shore birds. Visitors appreciate the contrast between Fort Ord Dunes State Park's natural beauty and the remnants of the military presence in the park.

As Fort Ord Dunes State Park is the nesting habitat of the federally protected western snowy plover, please remain on paths and trails when visiting, and do not bring your dog or ride on horseback.

The shoreline at Fort Ord Dunes State Park has a sharp drop-off, and the ocean has a significant undertow and surprisingly strong waves. There is no lifeguard at this beach. Please exercise extreme caution if wading or swimming at Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

Camping

A campground is slated to open in the former munitions depot area. Check the California State Parks Fort Ord Dunes State Park web page for information on the current status of the campground.

Map and Directions

From Monterey and points south, take Highway 1 north to the Lightfighter Drive exit. Turn left on Second Avenue, right on Divarty Street and right onto First Avenue. Follow the small brown State Parks signs to Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

From Marina and points north, take Highway 1 south to the Imjin Parkway exit. Turn on Second Avenue and follow signs to Fort Ord Dunes State Park.


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