is a great beach for lounging, lingering and watching the
incredible waves. The winds tend to be strong so
this is also a great beach for flying your kite.
The interesting thing
about this beach is it stretches a long way to the
south. It is easy to imagine what these beaches
might have looked like before development.
Pros: The tall
dunes and elephant grass shield you from the hustle and
bustle of the Marina. There are restrooms and foot
can't swim here - or if you do it is at your own
peril. There isn't a life guard and there are signs
warning of a fierce riptide. The parking is
limited. This could also be a Pro, because it limits
the number of people (for the privacy-mongers amongst us).
From the 101 take the Seaward exit and turn towards
the ocean. Turn left onto Harbor Blvd and follow
this road as it curves around the edge the Marina.
When you get to Spinnaker Drive (the main entrance to the
Marina) turn right. Drive until you reach the end of
Spinnaker. The parking lot for the beach is on the