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Description - Salinas River State Beach protects one of Monterey Bay's most interesting sand dune areas. The beach is home to many species of wild birds, including Western meadowlarks, hawks, jays, valley quail, finches, towhees and sparrows as well as shorebirds that winter along the bay.

Attractions - This State Beach lies protected within Monterey Bay between the mouth of the Salinas River and the community of Moss Landing. It preserves one of the region's most interesting sand dune formations. This park is home to many species of wild birds, including Western meadowlarks, hawks, jays, valley quail, finches, towhees and sparrows. Shore birds that winter along the bay can also be found on the dunes of Salinas River State Park.

Recreation - Access to the calm waters of Monterey Bay make this park a popular place for fishing. Bird watching and beachcombing are also popular pursuits at Salinas River State Beach.

Climate - The Climate of the Central Coast varies greatly. At this State Beach you can expect moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Visiting during the late summer or fall ensures the best conditions for viewing scenery. Occasional clear days between winter and spring storms do occur. Throughout the state of California most precipitation occurs in the winter months as rain. The months from April through October are usually very dry.

Location - This State Beach is located one mile south of Moss Landing, California, on Monterey Bay. Visitors can access the beach from California State Highway 1.

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Monterey District Headquarters, 2211 Garden Road , Monterey, CA, 93940, Phone: 831-649-2836, Fax: 831-649-2847

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Central Coast State Parks and Beaches - The Central Coast Region, located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, features the Big Sur Coast and Hearst Castle as well as numerous state park sites.
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