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Berkeley Marina

201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
510 981 6740
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Ranked #9 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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california
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Years ago the northern end of the Berkeley Marina area was the city garbage dump. It's totally transformed and there's a paved, wheelchair accessible circular path, probably about 3/4 in all, with wonderful views of the bay and the hills. Another fine walk out the long pier. Just be sure you have a jacket, pretty much all year round.

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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wandering out on the pier is a treat...if it's not too windy. Great views of the Bay. Nice trails around the harbor. Don't miss Adventure Playground, a unique children's play area.

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Berkeley, California
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the kite-flying Mecca for the East Bay, which tells you something about the weather conditions: usually windy. But gorgeous views of San Francisco, Marin, and the Golden Gate when the fog is burned off. The Marina pier is a nice walk way out onto the Bay. It is not prettified or touristy; you will meet the locals fishing... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is hard to find parks that are kind to people and off lease pooches. This place suits both with great views of the city. Love the kites on the weekend. Keep a fleece with you as it can be windy just about any time of day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Always looking for things to do when working out of town and the Berkeley Marina didn't disappoint me at all. Fished on four occasions and had a great time on all of them. The California Dawn and The New Easy Rider are both great boats with crews that are knowledgeable and really try to make your day an enjoyable one.The... More

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Albany, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is the place for Berkeley Kite Festival. Good place for family activities. Very windy. A little bit cold.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Skate On The Bay was terrific. View is outstanding. Service was wonderful. Hostess moved us to window table as soon as one became available...she really went out of her way to accommodate our request.

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