Manresa State Beach

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Manresa State Beach is a state-protected beach on Monterey Bay near Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California. Manresa State Beach has two different State owned and operated facilities associated with it: Manresa Main State Beach, and Manresa Uplands State Beach and Campground.

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It is operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The 138-acre (56 ha) site was established as a California State Beach in 1948. [1]

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The California Department of Parks and Recreation, also known as California State Parks, manages the California state parks system. The system administers 280 separate park units on 1.4 million acres (570,000 ha), with over 280 miles (450 km) of coastline; 625 miles (1,000 km) of lake and river frontage; nearly 15,000 campsites; and 3,000 miles (4,800 km) of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Headquartered in Sacramento, park administration is divided into 25 districts. The California State Parks system is the largest state park system in the United States.

Manresa Main State Beach hosts the junior lifeguard program which teaching lifesaving, fitness and water safety to children.

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  1. "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 30. Retrieved 2013-12-18.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

Coordinates: 36°55′15″N121°51′23″W / 36.920837°N 121.856329°W / 36.920837; -121.856329

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