Enjoy parks, play and picnic areas, restaurants, a hotel, and more at the Berkeley Waterfront.
Visit the parks, restaurants, activities, and experiences located at the Berkeley Waterfront. View the Berkeley Waterfront Map and read below for details about attractions at the Berkeley Waterfront.
Parks & Recreation at the Waterfront
César Chávez Park
Experience beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, bridges, san Francisco skyline, nature, picnic areas, public art and an off-leash dog area.
Families will enjoy the play structure, paved walking trails, picnic tables, and grassy areas for recreation. Perfect for families, this park is adjacent to the Nature Center and Adventure Playground, in a protected cove overlooking the Bay.
National Geographic and Architectural Digest have featured this unique play area for children. Here they get creative, design their own forts, and build with reclaimed lumber, hammers, saws, and paint, captain a boat, and ride a zip line.
Shorebird Park Nature Center
Learn about the wild species who call the Waterfront home on land, air, and sea. Open to walk-in visitors, the Nature Center also hosts environmental education programs for children and adults.
Shorebird Park Beach
Enjoy water access along the rocky, protected shore.
Picnic Site Rentals
Walk up and reservation-based picnic sites are available at Shorebird Park and César Chávez Park.
Special Event Permits
Plan your next event at the Berkeley Waterfront. From weddings to parties, the Waterfront is the perfect backdrop for bringing people together.
Activities, Experiences, Dining, and Hospitality at the Marina
A number of private businesses offer opportunities to dine, stay, learn, shop, or play at the Waterfront. Businesses include:
The Marina is home to permitted cruising, event, and fishing charter boats that can take you out on the Bay. Permitted charter boats include: Tideline, Red & White Fleet, Compass Rose Charters, Pacific Dream, Happy Hooker, Sea Bass, New Easy Rider, California Dawn, California Dawn II, Goldeneye 2000, Right Hook, Legal Limit, El Dorado III, Malia Kai, Axilla II, Talisman, El Dorado, Neptune Society, Gatherer, Reel-Lentless, Sandpiper, Sun Kiss, Sailing Portal, and Maris.