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Berkeley Marina

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Surprising! Nice bay views

You wouldn't think there would be a marina in Berkeley! But this is a nice place to walk around and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orinda, California
Amazing Views of SF and Bay!

Ride your bike, run or drive to the Berkeley Marina for great sights of the Bay and the SF skyline... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emeryville, California
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201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You wouldn't think there would be a marina in Berkeley! But this is a nice place to walk around and just view the Bay.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ride your bike, run or drive to the Berkeley Marina for great sights of the Bay and the SF skyline. Nice spots for a picnic or BBQ! Kids playground, ample parking. Check out a boat ride or learn to sail!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MikeSchramm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were trying to book 20 rooms for a wedding party. The process now is completely "self-serve". Basically, we go to a website and sign up for a block of rooms. Even though we are booking 20 rooms, there is no discount. So, we're doing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keith K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good restaurants, lots of cool boats to look at, and great views of San Francisco. Often quite windy, but if you go on one of the local infrequent warm and still days, you'll have the time of your life just wandering around. Make a reservation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MzSandy
Reviewed November 30, 2018

The marina is beautiful on its own, but the surrounding park and nature area makes it a spectacular spot for a scenic walk along the shore. We saw small water craft coming & going and a big group of guys playing kayak water polo. Cool!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A great place to walk and explore the shoreline. If you get hungry, there are plenty of places to either have a picnic or dine in with a great view. The bonus is the tiny nature center that is specific to the Berkeley Marina.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stacktracy
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Connected to the Cesar E Chavez Park to the North, the Berkeley Marina is an excellent spot to run, walk, or include as part of your East Bay bike tour. Centered on the Berkeley Marina with its myriad boating opportunities, there are also hotels, restaurants,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

The Berkeley Marina is a fun walk because you can also walk out on the pier and see what the fishermen and women have caught. There are some nice restaurants for a sit down meal along the way.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Good size marina with a wide variety of watercraft, as well as some houseboats. Nice area to walk in good weather go enjoy some fresh air and beautiful views of the bay.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Redleg93
Reviewed August 30, 2018

During my recent visit to Berkeley, I could visit Berkeley Marina. Though one has to take a short cab ride from the downtown it was really worth visiting. The sunset view from Marina was really amazing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elizabeth D D
May 26, 2018|
Response from djbrea | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know an exact spot to fly kites there, but there is a mobile kite store that may have more information about this, and the Berkeley kite festival might be worth checking out. There is a lot of open space at the... More
Surbhi M
August 19, 2016|
Response from JimJ1495 | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise would be over the hills to the East...not too dramatic.
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but...not everywhere. There are walkways all around the marina. You will not be able to go down to look at boats that are on private docks. There will be a locked gate at the top. But if you are staying at the hotel, or... More
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San Francisco, California
Liveaboard Marinas in Bay Area (5 Replies)
I'll be moving to the Bay Area in July or August of this year and am trying to find a liveaboard slip in a Marina, hopefully in S.F., Berkeley, or somewhere along the BART line. I tried the Berkeley Marina but apparently their waitlist is 2 years long at times. Does anyone know of any others that are a possibility? Thanks, Rick
January 07, 2007|
Response fromsuzie-travels|
Sausolito? There is a ferry into SF.
Leave car in Berkeley for SF day trip? (8 Replies)
Visiting SF in a few weeks and staying at the Berkeley Marina. We have a car rented, but would it be a better idea to use public transportation to go into the city. We want to walk around and see Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, ride a cable car, Shops at the Cannery (maybe Ghirardelli square) Or would it be recommended to park somewhere in the midst of all these places and take transit to each one? We also like to walk as long as there are shops and such along the way to our destinations. ...More
March 05, 2012|
Response frombelomiser|
If it is a day trip, then please take BART to San Francisco. You could get off at the Embarcadero and check out the Ferry Building and then take the F wharves MUNI streetcar to the end of the line at Fisherman's wharf . Then take the Cable Car to the end of the line and walk to Fisherman's wharf or get off a few stops earlier and it may be a quicker walk -- you can always ask the folks on the Cable Car. The only issue is that the Cable Car lines grow longer as the day progresses so please...More
Woodstock, Illinois
Berkeley breakfast (2 Replies)
We are going to spend the night at the Doubletree at the Berkeley marina the night of July 4th. Last year we went into Berkeley near the university and ate a great breakfast at a place called something like Starving Students or some Kitchen, really not sure what it was called. It was a couple of blocks off the main drag and you stood in a cafeteria style line and ordered your breakfast and it was great. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Would love to go back there again. Also, any other...More
June 21, 2010|
Response fromwanderer|
Starving Students is not ringing a bell. Telegraph Avenue between Dwight Way and Bancroft Way, the UC Campus (4 blocks) is the "classic" student-oriented retail district, still with some 60'sish affectations. Telegraph and the side streets coming off it (Bancroft, Durant) are good places for bookstores, record stores, clothing etc.Mostly fast food for eateries. Downtown Berkeley is focused along Shattuck Avenue between Durant Ave. and Hearst St. It's a bit more than 1/2 mile west of...More