Mandalay State Beach

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Mandalay State Beach
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View of Mandalay Beach, looking towards Reliant Energy power station and mountains above the City of Ventura in the background
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Location Ventura County, California, USA
Nearest city Oxnard, California
Coordinates 34°12′0″N119°14′57″W / 34.20000°N 119.24917°W / 34.20000; -119.24917 Coordinates: 34°12′0″N119°14′57″W / 34.20000°N 119.24917°W / 34.20000; -119.24917
Area92 acres (37 ha)
Established1985;35 years ago (1985)
Governing bodyCounty of Ventura

Mandalay State Beach [1] [2] is a protected beach in the city of Oxnard, California, United States. Managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, [3] the park preserves an area of undeveloped sand dunes and wetlands that was once common along the 16.5-mile-long (26.6 km) coastline of the Oxnard Plain. [4] :62-63

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History

The 92-acre (37 ha) site was established as a California state park in 1985 [5] 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. [3]

Facilities

Day-use access is available for the 2,920 feet (890 m) of shoreline. [5] There are no support facilities within the park or on the adjacent city beach. [6] Ample parking on the adjacent public streets provides an access point for California Coastal Trail. [7]

Beachwalkers may reach McGrath State Beach upcoast and Oxnard Beach Park downcoast. These parks can also be reached by the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route on Harbor Boulevard. [8] Mandalay Beach Road is close to the beach and provides an alternate route through the Oxnard Shores [9] neighborhood using public streets and bicycle/walking trails to destinations south, including Channel Islands Harbor and the Channel Islands Beach neighborhood. [10]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mandalay State Beach
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mandalay County Park
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