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“No waves and great for kids ”
Review of Marina Beach

Marina Beach
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This place is truly unique. The water is calm and the sand is soft. The playground will also help keep kids busy. Fun place to spend the day.

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"water taxi"
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"easy parking"
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Located at the very end of a man-made marina, this is a no surf "beach". The tides make the water level rise and fall, but at no time is the guarded and roped and buoyed section so deep as to make a parent concerned their children are in danger. There are lifeguards during operating hours.

There's plenty of sand to spread out on, as well as many BBQ grills for public use. Parking is close and inexpensive.

There are plenty of food locations in the immediate vicinity, but these are more sit-down restaurants than walk-up stands. That may be a negative to some. There's an adjacent farmer's market on Saturday and free yoga classes on Sunday.

You can also take kayak and paddle board lessons, as well as rent equipment, if you're already experienced, though I doubt the experienced would find much challenge at this location. Maybe it would be a good location for someone with little experience looking to hone their skill.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I love it here! There are no big waves, so it's perfect for small children. There are soccer nets, volleyball nets, grills and tables, and a playground for kids. We rented a paddle board for $25/1 hr and the rental place it's right on the beach. It's the perfect place to learn paddle boarding. The place also rents kayaks. There are lifeguards there as well. Public restrooms are also available, but I didn't use them. There is parking all around, but you have to paid. We went on a Wednesday so not a lot of people were around. It's a great spot to enjoy the beach.

Thank rahymapadron
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We stayed at the Jamaica Bay Inn, right no the beach w/ our boys (8, 11, 13 yrs old). The water is a little warmer here since it is shallow, there is a lifegaurd and the sand is very nice. There is a very good park that my kids played on. Volleyball nets are set up, and there are shelters w/ picnic tables and grills available. Not sure if you need a permit for them, but we saw a lot of birthday parties set up throughout the weekend. You can rent paddleboards for $25/hr right on the beach.

Thank Rosalie S
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Surprised how clean and kept the walkways were and no one was loitering around. Great looking marina - take the water taxi!

Thank daisy299
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