- The list below includes 199 free or cheap things to do in or near Marina, California, including 85 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Beaches, Dog Park and Horseback Riding.
- From Marina State Beach to Marina Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Marina and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz and Pacific Grove.
Four miles of ocean beachfront with views of Monterey Bay are offered at the Fort Ord Dunes State Park. Visitors can also access a 1,500-foot trail, a boardwalk with viewing platform, and eight educational panels throughout the pakr.
Windy Hill Park is a family-friendly local neighborhood park with several outdoor recreational options. The site features a children's playground, walking paths, open play spaces, and benches, and dogs are allowed at the park as long as they are on leashes.
Glorya Tate Park is a small and traditional city park which is open to the public. The entire park is fenced in for additional safety, and it features an on-site building that can be rented for small gatherings for up to 60 people.
Completely open to the general public, Locke Paddon Park is spread across 1,500 acres of land in wetlands near the shoreline. Popular recreational activities include picnicking, dog walking, hiking, and enjoying a permanent tire swing installation.
The city owned and operated Preston Park features a large soccer/football field, children's playground area, a baseball diamond, and basketball courts. Multiple city-funded sporting events are also held within the park during the year.