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Berkeley Marina

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Address: 201 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-1618
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+1 510-981-6740
08:00 - 16:00
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One of the recommended windsurfing launch spots.

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Views of San Francisco from Berkeley

Berkeley Marina is a great place to jog. Also good for views of San Francisco from the East looking West. Several restaurants along the Bay with nice views. Visit!

Reviewed 3 days ago
Berkeley, California

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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Berkeley Marina is a great place to jog. Also good for views of San Francisco from the East looking West. Several restaurants along the Bay with nice views. Visit!

Thank SuzanneG123
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've now stayed at the Berkeley Marina several times and it is consistently a good experience. Rooms with a water view are the best. The morning brunch is a don't miss.

Thank Bee N
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful area with striking views of San Francisco and Marin County. Two restaurants one primarily devoted to group Affairs such as business affairs and weddings. The other has a bar and dining room with average food. There is also a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food in front of you . I love to walk on the level... More 

Thank peggymendelson
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perimeter is well defined asphalt trail. The marina has about 7 pocket parks, and a free no-cast pier about 3/4 mile long with bathrooms and a weekend snack vender. There are no art statues and parking right along the water in view of San Fran and the gg bridge.interior parking as well. Lots of people park there for lunch... More 

1 Thank Jake G
Los Angeles
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346 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and easy to reach near the Doubletree Hotel in Berkeley. Hornblower boat is found here. Might leave from this location.

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
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74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such positive energy here, always. It's basically the best water-level view of the SF bay. Always lots of bird action. Perfect place for a jog around the old what-used-to-be landfill. There's an interetsting back story to the establishment of this place, part and parcel with Berkeley's better activist days (not the embarrassment it is now). Not worth a special trip,... More 

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
San Jose, California
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317 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Nice view of the bay and San Francisco. Two (expensive) restaurants both with huge windows all around - to get great views of the bay while you eat. Might be a great location for a graduation lunch. Other than that, not much to see or do. If you aren't eating, probably can see/do all you want to see/do in less... More 

1 Thank tinaNtravel
Berkeley, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

nice bayfront place to hang out and enjoy the fresh air and sun. Good for biking and walking. See some runners too.

1 Thank berkeleyres88
Santa Monica, CA
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We lucked out on good weather and walked around the marina, easy to forget you are in a major metropolitan area. The bay and the ocean beyond are timeless. Very relaxing.

1 Thank Sandra925
Berkeley, California
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What can I say? I love The Berkeley Marina! It serves many purposes. If you just need to get out for a brisk walk, head on over to Cezar Chavez park and walk around the paved trail. It also provides you with great views of the city. If you have a dog, head to the inner part of Cezar Chavez... More 

Thank JenWar13

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