Mandalay State Beach

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Mandalay State Beach
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Mandalay State Beach
Map showing the location of Mandalay State Beach
Location Ventura County, California, USA
Nearest city Oxnard, California
Coordinates 34°12′0″N 119°14′57″W / 34.20000°N 119.24917°W / 34.20000; -119.24917Coordinates: 34°12′0″N 119°14′57″W / 34.20000°N 119.24917°W / 34.20000; -119.24917
Area 92 acres (37 ha)
Established 1985; 29 years ago (1985)
Governing body County of Ventura

Mandalay State Beach is a protected beach of California, United States, in the city of Oxnard. In addition to 2,920 feet (890 m) of shoreline,[1] it preserves undeveloped sand dunes and wetlands.[2] This day-use park is managed by Ventura County for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.[2] There are no support facilities within the park.[3] The 92-acre (37 ha) site was established as a California state park in 1985.[1]

Mandalay State Beach was established to preserve public access to the beach while providing for continued protection of the adjacent natural area. Snowy plovers and least terns nest on the beach.[2] Ample parking on the adjacent public streets makes this an access point for California Coastal Trail. Beachwalkers may reach McGrath State Beach upcoast and Oxnard Beach Park downcoast. These other parks can also be reached by the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route which is on Harbor Boulevard through this area.[4]

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  1. ^ a b California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10. California State Parks. p. 18. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mandalay Beach Park". County of Ventura. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Mandalay SB". California State Parks. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  4. ^ California Coastal Trail Hiker's Guide: Ventura County Section 6 Map and popup link Point Data: Mandalay State Beach / Mandalay County Park entrance Accessed 21 January 2014

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