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Coyote Point Recreation Area

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A window to the bay

Unparalleled location for enjoyment of a sunny day. Very easy access from north or south bound... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enrique M
Nice campground and rec area

Lots of camping areas, nice walking, cycling paths, large picnic areas, tables and grills... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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  • Poor1%
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1701 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401-1001
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All reviewsgolf coursecoyote pointview of the baysunny daywind surfersgreat place for a picnicwalking trailssf baysan francisco airportlots of picnic tablesfamily gatheringflying kitesround of golflots of parkingnice place to walkall agesairplanes landing
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unparalleled location for enjoyment of a sunny day. Very easy access from north or south bound US101.

Thank Enrique M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of camping areas, nice walking, cycling paths, large picnic areas, tables and grills available, marina. Well maintained areas. Good for day use or overnight camping. Great place for a picnic, family gathering.

Thank NinjaGigi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for a meeting and loved the surroundings and the set up. It was like being near the beach and still like being in the forest. Really enjoyed the peacefulness of the area and would love to return.

Thank sharoth2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a birthday party there, and the Magic Mountain playground area was fun for kids of all ages! Lots of picnic tables to reserve and BBQ. A variety of playground equipment. Everyone had a fun time! Fee required to enter park. Lots of parking....More

Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to bring a boat for the weekend…Just call and make reservations with Barbara master, come on in and enjoy the beautiful park it. There is great walking trails as well as the coyote point museum, only negative I have at this place as...More

Thank maldemer1
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Starting from the San Mateo Bridge heading north is a series of wonderful walkways by the Bay. Then as you hit San Mateo proper, you come to Coyote Point Park. On one side there is a marina. Keep walking north up a small but pleasant...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This area overlooks SF Bay in San Mateo, with a small animal learning center, a marina with mild walking trails, bike paths, playgrounds and picnic areas. Highly recommend for families looking for some nature experience and great views. Tends to be quite windy on upper...More

1  Thank tomsun
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great view of the bay. Lovely paved trails for walking or biking. Short and leisurely trail. Parking is only $6 a car, well worth it. It does get very windy so pack a jacket. There were also quite a few fishers there and a dock...More

Thank Louisa L
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Coyote Point Recreation Area is a very very Cool place to visit for a day's outdoor activity near the beach and surrounded by trails under the redwood trees adding to the pleasure of soothing environment. Children are just fascinated by low flying mammoth airplanes landing...More

1  Thank drmsp2
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Walked over to this park area from the Hilton hotel nearby. Great walking trails with lots of trees etc. Great views of the water and city. It is also great for watching aircraft arriving. Highly recommend.

Thank Tim M
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11 April 2015|
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Response from Pleschy | Reviewed this property |
I haven't seen them there, or anywhere in the bay much at all, come to think of it. I'm not sure what maritime rules are with those kinds of craft around shipping channels and "boat" traffic. There are kite surfers at... More
Michael K
14 March 2015|
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Response from MikeandSarah | Reviewed this property |
There are several paved walkways up and down the quite steep inclines and thus I would say yes to your question, with the addition that it would be my suggestion not to try it by yourself. Having someone with you would be my... More