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Address: Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA 94708
Phone Number: 510 562 7275

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What a Beautiful Lake Beach nestled in the woods!

My daughter and I took her two boys age 4, and 3 1/2 to this place yesterday. It was $3.50 per adult and $2.50 per child over 1. We had such an amazing time the beach was clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

full of big trees, ducks and swimmers is one of the nicest points to visit in this amazing area of the world. recommended extension : the whole day to enjoy with family

Thank tichita_23
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what you are feeling like from park to woods to swimming and playing EVEN a Merry Go Round!!! Lake Anza has it! A bit of paradise right in the middle of the Bay Area! Check it out Go for Peace and Quiet, nature Study or Family Fun!! This is definitely one of my all time fav places!

Thank Libi K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I took her two boys age 4, and 3 1/2 to this place yesterday. It was $3.50 per adult and $2.50 per child over 1. We had such an amazing time the beach was clean, the water was refreshing, and life guards were there to keep everyone safe. The lake is cordoned off with rope and buoys... More 

Thank Litebeam58
berkeley, ca 94720
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was there many times but recently with a group of friends call TCCSRPA, from age 25 to 80, and small dog penny, we walk around the lake, some parts are challenge but most are beautiful.

Thank ann c
Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Beat the Heat and take the family to this beautiful lake in the San Francisco Bay Area's famous East Bay Regional Park Tilden Park area. Great for hiking, biking, and picnicking with the family this summer. Cool SF Bay breezes make this a very comfortable spot to beat the heat while being out in nature.

Thank HenryDurant
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My son went here on a field trip with his middle school class and they all had a lot of fun. There were life guards and changing rooms. There were places to eat and habg out. Plenty of parking too!

Thank sunny1inCA
Emeryville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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 

Thank Vicki S
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank fabian_zurich
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gene G
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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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