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Berkeley Marina

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Berkeley Marina

A great place to walk and explore the shoreline. If you get hungry, there are plenty of places to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Urban Gem Offers Quiet Spot on the View with Spectacular Sunsets

Connected to the Cesar E Chavez Park to the North, the Berkeley Marina is an excellent spot to run... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark H
Sonoma, California
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“fly kites”(5 reviews)
One of the recommended windsurfing launch spots.
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201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to walk and explore the shoreline. If you get hungry, there are plenty of places to either have a picnic or dine in with a great view. The bonus is the tiny nature center that is specific to the Berkeley Marina.

Thank Stacktracy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Connected to the Cesar E Chavez Park to the North, the Berkeley Marina is an excellent spot to run, walk, or include as part of your East Bay bike tour. Centered on the Berkeley Marina with its myriad boating opportunities, there are also hotels, restaurants,...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Berkeley Marina is a fun walk because you can also walk out on the pier and see what the fishermen and women have caught. There are some nice restaurants for a sit down meal along the way.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Good size marina with a wide variety of watercraft, as well as some houseboats. Nice area to walk in good weather go enjoy some fresh air and beautiful views of the bay.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

During my recent visit to Berkeley, I could visit Berkeley Marina. Though one has to take a short cab ride from the downtown it was really worth visiting. The sunset view from Marina was really amazing.

Thank suhruthu
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My visit was not good enough it was cloudy and foggy. On a sunny afternoon you will see the whole downtown Oakland and the bridge. San Francisco even as far as the Golden Bridge. Its also a nice place to relax and cool down after...More

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Had a fun few minutes on a bench at the Berkeley Marina- think you can rent/ charter a boat or be part of a cruise but we went just for the views and the quiet. Small area on one part of the venue has benches...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

The marina is nestled in with two parks with lots of walks and great views. Went there for July 4 festival and fireworks. Great for families and kids of all ages. Lots of food, games and miscellaneous booths (clothes, sundry, packaged food, etc.) There ae...More

Thank ams44
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Spent a couple of hours walking around here, enjoyed the birds, seeing the playgrounds, checking out the sailing school area, the little nature area building that was sustainably built, the boats, the folks flying their kites etc. there is a little restaurant in the area...More

Thank luron
Reviewed 1 July 2018

On a stay at the Doubletree beside the Marina, I enjoyed it as just a place to stroll around and look at the Bay. Watching people fly kites in the adjacent Cesar Chavez Park was always an interesting part of the stroll, and parks with...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
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Elizabeth D D
27 May 2018|
Response from djbrea | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know an exact spot to fly kites there, but there is a mobile kite store that may have more information about this, and the Berkeley kite festival might be worth checking out. There is a lot of open space at the... More
Surbhi M
19 August 2016|
Response from JimJ1495 | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise would be over the hills to the East...not too dramatic.
Roldan M
14 August 2016|
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but...not everywhere. There are walkways all around the marina. You will not be able to go down to look at boats that are on private docks. There will be a locked gate at the top. But if you are staying at the hotel, or... More