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Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center & Cafe

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Address: 3160 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA 94043-1341
Phone Number: +1 650-965-7474
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Description: A rarity, and a true respite, in Silicon Valley. Offering something for...
A rarity, and a true respite, in Silicon Valley. Offering something for everyone, it's the perfect place for a break from the office, lunch, water sports, picnics, events or kid/teen summer camps.
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Not a lot of people know about this lake at the end of Shoreline Blvd, but it's a great place for some nature walking, relaxing, site seeing, and boating (paddle, pedal, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Mountain View, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not a lot of people know about this lake at the end of Shoreline Blvd, but it's a great place for some nature walking, relaxing, site seeing, and boating (paddle, pedal, and sail). It's a bird sanctuary, so no dogs allowed, but there is a restaurant on the waterfront you can enjoy a snack, meal, and/or beverage and take in... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Shoreline is a beautiful location for walking, sitting in the sun, playing Frisbee or even canoeing or sailing, for the more adventurous. The cafe has delicious and reasonably priced food but get there early if you want a table for lunch.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Here are some of the things you can do at Shoreline - Walk/hike on any of the number of trails. The trails out back in the wetlands are quite long - but all are easy and flat. Great place for bird watching. Be sure to bring a jacket - even if it is a hot day in San Jose, as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was happy to find this area when I moved to SV as there is an aquatic "scene" here, or as close to one as you'll get in this part of the South Bay and that's what I was missing having moved from SoCal. The Cafe is actually great - good food and service, and right on the water. The... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Shoreline Lake is a good place to do a picnic, have fun in the play area (for kids) and do a variety of water related activities, etc. I had a lot of fun during the day and then we bought a pass to do canoeing and we enjoyed for the first 15 minutes or so because we were relatively new... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

You will like every thing about the place. The very big lake, where you could try your hands in sailing or rowing. You can take a long walk around the lake, go for a bird watching. You could also visit the house of Ringstorff and spend your time. You are a regular jogger, take one of the many trials you... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Fun, beautiful location. I wish the trail went all the way around to the other side to make a loop, but you can go the other way past the inlet. Just watch where you step, lots of geese leaving things behind on the trail!

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Mountain View, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Many activities for all. Lot of open space, water activities, playgrounds, biking areas, kite, drives, nature, sunsets!

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Shoreline Lake is a convenient bike ride from downtown Mountain View on the Steven's Creek Trail. The view from the cafe is beautiful and the breakfast options are great (I would recommend the eggs benedict). We rented a canoe for an hour and it felt a little long (we probably canoed around the entire lake in 25 minutes), but it... More 

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Mountain View, California
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Who would think you could go windsurfing or paddle-boating just a stones throw from the Googleplex (aka Google HQ). Shoreline park is destination for locals who want to enjoy the sun, have lunch on the patio, or enjoy late afternoon glass of wine. Take a walk, go bird watching, bring the kids to the play area, lots to do. It's... More 

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