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Berkeley Marina

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Address: 201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
Phone Number: 510 981 6740
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

One of the recommended windsurfing launch spots.

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I love the Berkeley Marina. I lived in San Fran for 20 years and would go to the water locations on the bay down there. But there were always so many people I found it off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin M
El Sobrante, California, Usa

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El Sobrante, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Berkeley Marina. I lived in San Fran for 20 years and would go to the water locations on the bay down there. But there were always so many people I found it off putting. Since moving to the East Bay I love tho beautiful bay views from the marina and how tranquil it is. So if you'd... More 

Thank Kevin M
Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun walk and seems like it could take you all the way to San Francisco. You might encounter some odd smells like a combination of sea weed and moldy cheese, but hey it's Berkeley.

Thank Gabriel V
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Berkeley, California's Marina is a paradise of its own with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, bicycle trails, walking trails, great food eateries, benches along the waterfront to refresh your moments of California beauty.The Berkeley Marina reflects diversity and Bay Area people flavor which allows visitors a chance to mingle with the locals.

Thank SereneApache
sf bay area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are easy walking paths that circle the marina. On a clear sunny day, the views of the bay and the Golden Gate are fantastic.

Thank nnoSfBayArea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove and luckily found a spot to park. Best views of the bay in the area, wide walking path, hill to fly a kite and a few benches to sit and enjoy the scenery. If you are looking for a place to relax, this is it!

Thank MARY Z
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk through the Berkeley Marina offers the visitor a number of unparalleled delights. From the stunning views of San Francisco across the bay, to cool breezes on a warm day, to the great happy hour at Skates by the Bay, an afternoon at the marina is a great way to find some serenity when staying in busy Berkeley.

Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It was nice to go out to the marina. It is a nice and quiet path near the water. There are also fireworks on the fourth of July. Get there early!

Thank DANA A
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a good place to take your loved ones. You can enjoy the whole day relaxing, and then eat at the nice surrounding restaurants which are very good.

Thank jorano2016
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is one of the best spots in the Bay Area to enjoy spectacular views in every direction. Even on foggy days you can enjoy views of Alcatraz, the city, Tiburon and Sausalito, the Berkeley Hills, and the North Bay. There are frequent festivals (Kite Festival just last weekend) and always plenty of people out and about enjoying the trails... More 

Thank Retinol13
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Just went down there to cool off, and was successful. We drove all around by the edge of the bay and I thought the distant views of SF and the Golden Gate bridge were interesting. My driver kiddingly said, "We'll go down to where Scott Peterson dumped the body." (That would be after he killed his wife.) It's fairly isolated... More 

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