Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
The San Francisco Bay trail loop is mostly paved except for the last half mile, which is hard gravel and dirt with some moderate slopes. The rest of the trail is mainly flat and great for people using mobility devices and/or strollers, dog walkers, and cycling. It is only half-mile to reach the shoreline, where you can stroll along and soak up the sun and enjoy breezes from San Leandro Bay. There are many benches along the way but little shade, except by the picnic tables. The only accessible vault toilet is about a quarter-mile in, on the right. Trail width is 4 feet and above.
From the staging area at the end of Neptune Drive, go through the entrance gate and turn left onto the paved San Francisco Bay Trail. This trail soon reaches the water. Follow the paved trail all along the park’s perimeter. At the far end of the park, make a sharp right turn at the end of the pavement, and then, in a quarter-mile, a left onto Oyster Bay Loop Trail to complete the loop. Please use caution: there may construction trucks in the park.
An astonishing diversity of wildlife can be seen at this shoreline park even though it is still under development. Marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, and shorebirds abound. Views of the Bay are spectacular. Some new amenities include an 18-hole disc golf course and a quarter-acre garden with 300 plants that flower from fall through winter, providing overwintering Monarchs with nectar to help them survive the winter and migrate in spring. Come with friends and family to enjoy a game of disc golf or picnic at one of the seven group picnic areas(non-reservable).
From I-880 in San Leandro, exit at Marina Blvd. and drive west. Turn right onto Neptune Drive. Parking is at the end of Neptune Drive