Shoreline Lake Boathouse
Shoreline Lake Boathouse
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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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, watersports, picnics, or kid/teen summer camps.
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Nids.foodie
San Francisco, CA497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
This is my go-to place for a scenic walk from a few years now. Best time to visit this place is around sunset. You could see bunch of different colors and reflections. Water looks gorgeous. This has plenty of walking and biking trails that are well connected to Steven Creek's trail. You could witness plenty of ducks, seagulls, and rabbits in the area. There is a dog park at the entrance as dogs are not allowed next to the lake. Imagine the fights dogs would have with tons of ducks in the area! :) Adding some pictures.
Written January 24, 2022
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DOITYMAY
Cardiff, UK165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023
Stopped in Mountain View for one night after flying into San Fran airport.
Found this and stopped for lunch in the cafe.
Ordered fish and chips. Very nice but not like our fish and chips in the UK
Lovely outdoor seating and very clean.

Walking around the lake on a sunny day was very relaxing. You could walk for miles.
If I lived near would be here all the time
Written September 22, 2023
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theimmc
San Jose, CA100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
This park has several nice hiking / biking trails - nothing spectacular, but a pleasant walk for those living / working nearby. The trails connect to the Palo Alto Baylands. It's a good place to watch Shoreline Amphitheater's July 4th fireworks. Be aware that traffic getting out is horrible, and can easily take more than an hour to clear. Many companies also close their parking lots to non-employees. Parking closer to 101 will get you out faster, and cycling here is the best option if you can do it. Bring foldable chairs (or lightweight backpacking chairs if you're walking / cycling) for a comfortable wait.
Written December 9, 2012
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mini
Fremont, CA209,551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We have visited Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center and Cafe a few times. its a great place to do some water activities from long board, canoe, and paddle board. The cafe is a pleasant place to enjoy for lunch. We have had their sandwiches. The cafe does serve beer and wine, as well. The parking lot can get busy on a week-end, but easy to find a place mid week.
Written April 22, 2015
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globetrottergrub
Seattle, WA642 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
When you think California you think crazy and crowded. This place makes you stop and think... where am I? This was a beautiful escape and worth the drive. I came and just walked around but you can paddle board, sail, run, bike, rollerblade or just sit on a bench and just be. They had tons of people there but everyone was to themselves. Plenty of room. They also have a nice cafe right on the water to grab a bite and sit and chat. I will be back each time I visit Mountain View:)
Written July 22, 2016
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K H
Mountain View, CA142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
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 a nice way to get away from it all, sitting on the patio watching the boaters and windsurfers makes you feel like you are on vacation. The food at the Cafe is very good.
Written April 22, 2015
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Starsister_connect
Mountain View, California54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013
It is my favorite place to go when I would like to be near a water, but not drive to fast to the ocean. Great for bird watching and wonderful sunsets. You can try paddle boarding or rent a kayak or just sit on a bench and relax. Love the trails for running and biking. Great restaurant with heavenly bread pudding!
Written November 25, 2013
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heartfulartist
Petaluma, CA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013
I love this place! The views are beautiful and it never looks the same way twice. You'll find all sorts of wildlife, especially birds (I've seen hawks, hundreds of white pelicans, baby white egrets and night herons to name a few).
The view across the bay is stunning and you can literally walk for miles along the shore on a nice, clear path.
Treat yourself to a snack or lunch at the cafe by the lake and relax, watching the light on the hills and lake. A perfect place to take a break!
Written November 25, 2013
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MVMayorMike
Mountain View, CA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Shoreline Lake is the go to spot on the peninsula to learn sailboarding, or just spend some time on a nice calm body of water. The is a great little cafe that sells breakfast and lunch items and serves beer and wine.
Written November 25, 2013
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internationalvoyager
New York City, NY155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The food is fine and healthy, and the patio is delightful after a several-mile hike along the shore. Many birds ... and birders. Take your binoculars!
Written September 4, 2019
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