Bay Area Media 'Discover' The San Leandro Marina

This home town treasure is touted as a destination for wind surfers, bicyclists, hikers and outdoor lovers around the region. When's the last time you sampled the Marina's charms?


With 1,800 acres of bayfront expanse, the San Leandro Marina is one of the treasures of the city and, in fact, the entire Bay Area.

The San Francisco Chronicle recently sang its praises in an article that highlighted some of the the scene along Monarch Bay Drive:

"A paddle surfer glides through the waters of San Francisco Bay, as other outdoor enthusiasts take to nearby trails. Some sit quietly on benches, savoring vistas or watching jets land at nearby Oakland International Airport. Elsewhere, friends gather at a restaurant that's served up seafood since 1971, and across the way, golfers perfect their swing."

We know all that and more. With a for light exercise, and a , the Marina has more activities than ever.

So if you haven't been there in a while, make a visit. After all, word is getting around.

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Lisa July 16, 2012 at 03:01 AM
As much as I love the marina, I stopped going a couple of years ago. Too much riff- raff and gang-banger types hanging out there. The whole vibe there has changed.
Deborah White July 16, 2012 at 03:22 PM
I love going to the Marina, I walk there at least 3 times a week. The cool breeze is great for cooling you down. Haven't seen any gang bangers as Lisa described but maybe they don't hang out on the mile course. :)
Terry July 16, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Well hope you have all enjoyed the Marina ,Since in the next 5 years it will be gone . City sold us all down the river ,letting the channel and the boat area silt in ,no more boats ,going to be a kayak lagoon ,yea right ,convention center going in, business park, low income housing other restaurants and the like ,the views will be blocked no more watching planes land ,will be private property of the owners that are building on the marina, enjoy it while you can .Wish the San Francisco Chronicle would do an article on that !
Sari Pierre July 16, 2012 at 07:48 PM
I agree with neighbor and classmate Terry. The Marina and the Park are the Jewels of our City, and have been since Mayor Jack D. Maltester opened it in 1962. These two spots are the only reasons most visitors come to San Leandro. What it is most known for. Now the City has squandered it away with hopes of new development. Which may never happen due to the economy.


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