Down by the bay: Berkeley Marina

Come, see San Francisco's skyline, San Francisco Bay, a sundial and some lovely floating homes at Berkeley Marina. A photo-feature from the college town's waterfront.

Berkeley Marina,

Berkeley WaterfrontThere are several places by the San Francisco Bay where one can stroll around and enjoy the panoramic views of the bay. Today let me take you on a trip to a piece of land on the East Bay – Berkeley Marina, through some pictures from an afternoon spent there.

Berkeley Marina, as its name suggests is in the city of Berkeley and is a portion of land that juts out into San Francisco Bay.

It was a cool July afternoon when we drove into the Marina area and found some waterfront parking. There, in front of us was the San Francisco Bay glimmering in the afternoon sun and beyond it was a faint skyline of ‘The City.’  Through the haze — or was it the famous Pacific Fog that engulfs the area in the summer? I’d like to think it was the latter — we could see the silhouettes of some tall buildings and the unmistakable profile of Transamerica Pyramid. San Francisco looked heavenly that afternoon.

Also visible from Berkeley Marina were the Bay Bridge and the many structures that stood out of Oakland Harbor (the pic. on the left).

 

San Francisco Skyline from Berkeley Marina

Walking around the Marina, the attractions we spotted that day included the Pier, a sundial, the yacht marina and a park, apart from the sweeping views from there (Don’t forget to see the pictures in the gallery, above). A pleasant surprise we came across in Berkeley Marina was the floating homes of Berkeley. The area looked so beautiful and the houses — so inviting, in the evening light. They turned out to be one of my favourite sights from there. Below is one photograph of those houses that are literally in the water and there are some more in the gallery, at the beginning of this post.

If you are in the University Town sometime, do walk around and find those lovely waterside residences. These images don’t do justice to the actual picture and the atmosphere there.

Berkeley Marina

Berkeley Marina

Later in the evening, we watched the sun go down behind the hills of Marin County; that picturesque sunset in another post, soon.

In the meantime, if you live in the Bay Area or have visited the region, would you like to share where you found some great sights of the San Francisco Bay? 🙂

Berkeley Marina - map

Map Courtesy – Google

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22 Comments on this post.
  • photo cache
    24 October 2017 at 8:19 am

    We used to go crabbing there. It is such a beautiful spot.

    • dNambiar
      24 October 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Oh yeah?
      Nice to know that M. 🙂
      I’m sure visitors to this post could use that piece of info. Thank you. 🙂

  • Prasad Np
    25 October 2017 at 2:51 am

    SFO is my favoritest city in the world, and I watched my first live Baseball Game there at the Pacific Bell Park 🙂

    I should have settled there when I had the chance 🙁

    • dNambiar
      25 October 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Your favourite city too? Cool. High five for that!! 🙂
      I don’t know a single person who has not fallen for San Francisco. 🙂

      It’s never too late for a move, Prasad. 🙂

  • Lady Fi
    26 October 2017 at 9:29 am

    Lovely area!

    • dNambiar
      27 October 2017 at 6:23 pm

      🙂
      Thank you for visiting.
      Have a good weekend Lady Fi. 🙂

  • bettyl – NZ
    27 October 2017 at 4:03 pm

    What a lovely glimpse of the city. Great photos.

    • dNambiar
      27 October 2017 at 6:26 pm

      I loved that sight. Pretty is not what I’d like to call SF. But that sight was very pretty. 🙂
      Thank you, Betty. 🙂

  • magiceye
    28 October 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Magnificent landscapes!

    • dNambiar
      2 November 2017 at 9:24 am

      🙂

  • Veidehi
    8 November 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Love the post and the pictures..haven’t visied this side of the world as yet, but before I do, I’ll certainly come back to this lovely post again 🙂

    • dNambiar
      9 November 2017 at 9:38 am

      Thank you, Veidehi.
      It is lovely around here. Please do. 🙂

  • rupam {xhobdo}
    9 November 2017 at 12:53 am

    Awesome pics.

    • dNambiar
      9 November 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you, Rupam. 🙂

  • magiceye
    9 November 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Beautiful captures as always!

    • dNambiar
      10 November 2017 at 7:29 am

      Thank you so, so much, Magiceye. 🙂

  • Rajesh
    9 November 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Great tour of the place.I like that first shot.

    • dNambiar
      10 November 2017 at 7:30 am

      Thank you, Rajesh.
      That one is one of my favorites from this set. 🙂

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    10 November 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Mesmerizing captures.

    • dNambiar
      12 November 2017 at 9:24 am

      Thank you, Jyotirmoy. 🙂

  • Deepa Gopal Sunil
    12 November 2017 at 9:48 am

    I am always amazed by the landscapes the world has to offer along with multitudes of flora and fauna…the only imperfection probably being the humans! 😛
    Beautiful post and awesome pictures D! Love the sparkling waters, the zig-zagy reflection of the boats and poles and of course the green cabin! 🙂

    • dNambiar
      16 November 2017 at 10:59 pm

      😀 😀
      Talking of landscapes, I have a very interesting post coming up. 😉

      Thank you so much, dear Deepa. 🙂
      It’s always nice to hear from you. 🙂

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