Shoreline Lake Boathouse

Shoreline Lake Boathouse, Mountain View: Hours, Address, Shoreline Lake Boathouse Reviews: 4.5/5

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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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,586 contributions
This is a beautiful spot for a picnic or to rent a boat or to walk around the lake. The walk around the lake is simple, easy and beautiful. You can also go out to some of the back trails such as the Bay Trail and then the Adobe Creek Loop Trail for some easy hikes and bird watching. Bring a mask, it is usually crowded and a jacket as it can get quite breezy and cold out near the bay. Note: When we were there, at least, the restrooms were still open.
Written January 20, 2021
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Nids.foodie
San Francisco, CA44 contributions
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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Konrad S
Sunnyvale, CA5 contributions
I rented a fourteen foot sailboat and took two friends out for a sail around the lake. We enjoyed the sail and saw many birds along the way. The price of $40 per hour was very reasonable. We plan to go again soon.
Written February 22, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA167,195 contributions
We went to the Shoreline Lake Boathouse in Mountain View. This is a scenic lake in Silicon Valley. One can rent boats to get out on the lake Its also just a scenic area. There is also a cafe nearby.
Written June 19, 2020
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theimmc
San Jose, CA101 contributions
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, CA167,195 contributions
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, WA657 contributions
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, CA147 contributions
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, California36 contributions
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, CA14 contributions
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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Shoreline Lake Boathouse is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM