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“Shimada Friendship Park - a great place to watch the sun rise over Berkeley” 4 of 5 stars
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Marina Bay Trail
Richmond Marina, Richmond, CA
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Trails, Sports
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Berkeley, CA, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Shimada Friendship Park - a great place to watch the sun rise over Berkeley”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I was looking for a good place to watch the sun rise over the Berkeley Hills this Winter Solstice Morning - checked my LIght Trac App and saw that Shimada Park would be an ideal place.

I shared the park with joggers, dog walkers and bikers (the bicycle kind). It's a nice place to sit, watch the bay, think about your business plans, and get them all in a ... well you know

Visited December 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“A great place to walk, bike, trike, or scoot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

In good weather, this is a great place to be outdoors -- bay views, wild life sanctuary, even a dog park if you're so inclined. Be prepared for wind, though.

Visited March 2013
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Richmond, California
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“My favorite bike trail!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

A great place to ride your bike on warm weekends! Breathtaking views of the bay, varied scenery and terrain, great stops along the way. Safe for all types of folks, regardless of you capabilities. Can't be beat!

Visited July 2013
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Richmond, California
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“Walk, bike or go birding on this jewel of a trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a flat, paved trail with parks along it. Richmond has 23 miles of shoreline and the Bay Trail is a beautiful part of it. It is used by families, bicyclists, walkers, and joggers. For birders, the shorebirds and ducks are best viewed between early November and mid-March when the migratory birds return. One of the restaurants right on the Trail is Salute's which serves Italian food and has a spectacular view of the marina and of San Francisco across the Bay. Another is Amini's where you can buy sandwiches to go or to eat on the patio. The Bay Trail is a jewel in Richmond and I can't say enough good things. I am biased though because I live one block away.

Visited June 2013
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El Cerrito, CA.
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I live on the Bay Trail and have the great fortune of looking upon it and the bay all day, every day. The air is clean and clear, the view awesome. There are benches along the way, as well as parks for picnics. The trail is virtually flat. Easy on people that don't want the hill experience. People ride their bicycles, walk, in-line skate and generally enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of this area. Especially nice to walk over to Salute's Restaurant near the marina for yummy cocktails and tasty Italian food. Good for couples, solos, families friends, just about anybody and everybody.

Visited July 2013
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