Perched on the Monterey Peninsula’s coast, Marina offers breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Historically, the land was part of the Mexican land grant, Rancho Punta de Pinos. The city is renowned for the Marina Dunes Preserve, a haven for biodiversity and those seeking nature’s tranquility. Its proximity to California State University, Monterey Bay enriches the local culture and economy. The Fort Ord National Monument, a reminder of its military past, is now a treasured site for hikers and bikers. State Route 1 runs adjacent, offering panoramic coastal drives and easy access to neighboring areas. With a harmonious blend of nature, history, and community, Marina continues to shine as a coastal gem.