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“Pier provides great views of the bay”
Review of Berkeley Marina

Berkeley Marina
Ranked #6 of 72 things to do in Berkeley
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Owner description: One of the recommended windsurfing launch spots.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Berkeley marina sports a long pier that juts out into san fransico bay, providing great views especially at sunsets. The pier is several blocks long and at least in july, more windy and much colder than locations just a block or so inland, so consider bringing a sweater. The parking areas in the marina area include signs that would suggest vehicle break-ins are a problem and we did witness a security gaurd standing watch over a parking lot for a nearby restaurant.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The marina was set up with booths, food, carnival rides, bounce houses, and more. There was lots to do for the whole family. The fireworks show was fantastic and because it was a clear night you could also see the SF fireworks and other fireworks on the north side of the bay. Amazing! The only downfalls were that there were not enough restrooms or even port-a-potties so it was 30 min or more of a wait to use the restroom and they really mean it when they post signs that say traffic cannot leave until 11. I assume this was to leave 45 min for the foot traffic to leave before the cars started pouring out but the people in cars were getting antsy with the 45 min wait after the fireworks.

Thank KrisAdam
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We walked miles out there. First we did the marina and the jetty (wharf). It was okay, neat. Then we did Chavez, which is natural, quiet, lots of birds and flora next to the ocean (bay). A neat place to be.

Thank SlowCurrents
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

You get panoramic views of the entire bay from the Berkeley marina. It is a lovely bay-side park. If you know where to go, find the Albany Bulb, which is in Albany, not BErkeley but on the same waterfront where outsider artists build interesting art all the time.

It's my favorite place to watch the sunset.

You can see san Francisco, Marin, Mt. Tamalpais (which is in Marin) and even Alcatraz-- all at a distance, from the Berkeley Marina. I think you can also rent boats, do boat rides and here is an awesome cafe near the water. Mostly it is a peaceful place to enjoy the water and the rest of nature.

Also, a great bike ride. and if you are staying in Berkeley and don't want to bike up hill all the way back to downtown and the UC Berkeley campus, you can put your bike on a bus and ride uphill -- that's what I do. I roll down to the bay and bus it home. I used to feel guilty rolling down and bussing up but then one day I realized "I don't have to execise hard all the time, sometimes I can just have fun." I get on my bike outside my downtown building and have a lot of fun rolling, no peddling required, all the way down to the water. Awesome, esp. if I get started just as athe sunset gets started.

Thank TreeFitzpatrick
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Just wear something warm. it is very windy out there on the pier. The pier is pretty long. They have a nice park around where you can have BBQ and kids can play.

Thank mazcoroni
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