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“Nice and safe beach for little kids”
Review of Marina Beach

Marina Beach
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

It is a safe and easy to get to beach. A good way to spent a day with little kids...just play in the sand and water.

Thank Victor H
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"playground for kids"
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"young families"
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"water taxi"
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"birthday parties"
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"easy parking"
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"small market"
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Rented from Paddle Method.
We had a great time! The gentleman at paddle method was professional and helpful. Our 12 year old had a great time. We took the whole family. I would not recommend this activity for a family with small children. Plenty of stingrays near shore-

Thank Jbalsz
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Going on a Sunday in mid-summer had me concerned that it would be too crowded or that we wouldn't find any parking. Both were no problem because the beach is very big and there was more than ample parking ($15 as is with any state beach).

It is so much more relaxing to bring little kids to this beach vs. the ocean because there are no waves and the water starts out very shallow and only very very gradually gets deep.

I was somewhat concerned about the negative water quality levels commented on but looking at a water quality site, at least for now, the water has a good grade.

Check out the very cool playground area--especially the very unique "group" swing. You're kids will definitely be asking for more.

Why 4 stars and not 5? The women's bathroom was pretty trashy ( as are most beach bathrooms ) with floors being wet with paper towels on them. I understand it's a beach and people go in wet but it looked like sanitation people had not been in there for a awhile.
And second there is no food concession stand...kind of surprising for as many people as there are not to have one. The beach is supposed to go through an improvement project soon and maybe they'll add one then. A helpful hint is that there is a small market just next door to the parking lot where you can buy most any food or drink.

In summary you will probably have a very pleasant visit if you do decide to go.

Thank esemmoc
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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.

Thank ricktable
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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.

1  Thank blackie411
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