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Berkeley Marina

201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
510 981 6740
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Ranked #7 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Marinas, Neighborhoods
Activities: Wind-surfing
Traveler Description: The Berkeley Marina, which is one of the largest urban greenspaces in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides panoramic views of the region's three main... more »
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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This area of Berkeley is one of the most fantastic areas in the Bay Area for families, romantic couples or just plain walkers looking for tremendous views and plenty of activities. I always start out (as I am a walker) at Cesar Chavez Park with a loop around the park where Kites are flying, dogs are playing, and the views... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed on the Berkley Marina at the Double Tree. The walking paths are great and very few people were taking advantage of this area. You can see many of the San Francisco attractions from the marina edge there like the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great place to walk. We enjoyed watching the pelicans diving. Level pathways along the marina make for an easy stroll for all ages.

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A good spot to eat when you're in the hotel, the bar is great, the outside patio beautiful and just feet from the marina and a plethora of sail and motor boats, large and small.

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Atascadero, California
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70 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Nice Pathways, Easy Hikes. Lots of Benches. Grand Vistas. Easy Parking, Worked well for me for morning walks from the nearby hotel. Note also you can catch the ferry and get a lift to SF as well!

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Grapeland, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice place to explore. Several park areas and a nice view of the bay. My husband and I stopped by to have a picnic and enjoy the view. Beware of diving sea gulls.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A quiet and scenic spot for very safe stroll or bike ride on a wide paved path. The area is dog friendly and plastic bags are available on sign posts if you run out of your own. There is a tiny community garden just beyond building three of the Double Tree Inn and sharp eyes will both spot wild life... More

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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We visited here on Sunday April 13th. We walked all over the marina and enjoyed the many flowers, critters, boats and views of the ocean and places around it. It was a very nice day not too cold or too hot. We were able to watch the wind surfers and boats on the ocean. We even walked the longest pier... More

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Berkeley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I love the Marina. I usually start a 16 mile bike ride here. There are great places to walk dogs, kites are often in the air. It's a safe place to park and start on a bike ride along the bay in either direction. It is often windy so dress appropriately for whatever your exercise of choice.

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Oakland, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Easy location to park, great views, and good for a variety of ages, fitness and ability levels. This is a well-known secret place, in the East Bay. The breeze is nice too!

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