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Address: Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
Phone Number: 510 562 7275
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Beautiful lake in the middle of the woods

We have many similar lakes in Switzerland and I kind of feel at home here. As the ocean is rather cold, you can come here for a swim. It is worth the small entrance fee, the place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My favorite place in Berkeley to lie on the sand listening to the wind in the trees. Three roped off levels for little tots, bigger kids where they can touch and swimmers for laps (where everyone must pass the life guards easy test to get a wrist band). Food shack closes at will when there's not much activity - careful... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have many similar lakes in Switzerland and I kind of feel at home here. As the ocean is rather cold, you can come here for a swim. It is worth the small entrance fee, the place is gorgeous. If you feel like walking, stroll around the lake: beautiful. What we liked most: the swim test you have to make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

rough surface, not for wheel chair, great walk is what i would say about the walk around Lake Anza. If it is hot inland, then it might be nice in Berkeley and Lake Anza,,the walk is not that far, and it is doable, but , rocks and roots make it a rough surface not a flat track, to walk around.... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were there in March so we enjoyed it when the lake was peaceful and beautiful. We enjoyed sitting on the nice benches and enjoying the view of the lake and the area. We also took a walk. In the summer the lake is more busy with it being a swimming beach (for a fee).

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a nice warm beach park in the Bay Area. There is a special fee for the beach and the place is crowded on warm summer days but is still a good place to relax on the beach. They have some food available for purchase and we had a good time overall.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The private beach has an admission charge of around $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. It gets crowded during public holidays. I would recommend taking a shower after swimming as some people's skin can be sensitive to the organisms in the fresh water (me and my son didn't have a problem but I heard some people complain).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Okay, let me start off by saying that the water in the lake is about 30 percent pee and poop so the water is a greenish-yellow color and is disgusting to swim in. Also, there are sharp rocks in the water that you could easily step on and the bathroom is unsanitary. The only good thing about this place is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Clean and well maintained lake with a beautiful view. There are restrooms also. The trail is quite rough but enjoyable. Wear hiking shoes if you want to go round the lake on the trail.

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Pinole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Not sure if I put down the correct date, but swimming at Lake Anza is always a fun time. Again, I believe that it's only open during late spring until very early fall.

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Nice grassy expanse perfect for a picnic. Stay around the perimeter on a sunny day. Nearby bathrooms and concession stand too. Parking runs out quickly, so get there early.

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