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Benicia State Recreation Area

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Fun little spot

No real entertainment besides playing in the water, bird watching and watching the occasional ship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful walking area

I walk this park atleast 3 times a week. Very peaceful and lovely to walk by the water. Other... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Benicia, California
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1 State Park Rd, Benicia, CA 94510-3619
+1 707-648-1911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No real entertainment besides playing in the water, bird watching and watching the occasional ship pass thru. There are a ton of people walking down here and a couple small beach spots for dogs to play. Good fishing. Nice weather no matter the time of...More

Thank drgunfly
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I walk this park atleast 3 times a week. Very peaceful and lovely to walk by the water. Other walkers are always very friendly.

Thank murphath
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Benicia State Park is a pleasant, if ordinary place along the Carquinez Straits. Good for dog walking and fishing.

Thank jtull55
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a favorite place to go for my wife and I. From our condo in Benicia we can bike to it. Going to the end of park and back is exactly 10 miles round trip. Good place to picnic. There is a native plants...More

Thank MayGetAway
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We lived in Benicia for 7 years and liked to go to the State Park to walk the dog, run and even ride bikes with our daughter. It is pretty nice for the Bay Area -about as outdoorsy as it gets in that neck of...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Enjoy walking or biking year round at the Benicia State Park. Very pleasant, mostly flat. At the end of the walk/ride there is a trail down to the beach. Very relaxing and pleasant.

Thank bridalpro
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We use the local boat launch near this park but the park is gorgeous, have a view to die for, lots of green grassy areas and a very nice sheltered beach (when the wind is not coming right at you). Just beautiful!

Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Benicia State Park is an excellent venue for running, walking and biking along the Carquinez Straights. Striking views and beautiful hills make this an ideal place to relax and recharge .

Thank TWolf1054
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This area is exercise friendly. It's a great running trail. Not too many cars pass by. There's a bathroom at the very end. Parking available.

Thank Hardrocker8888
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We love this park. We take our bikes and bike all along the Carquinez Strait. It has beautiful scenery with the perfect amount of hills and long stretches.

Thank Lynne A
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Chris C
10 July 2018|
Response from jtull55 | Reviewed this property |
Just water. It’s en route camping so you stay one night and move on
3 December 2017|
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Response from Gregory S | Reviewed this property |
I believe that you can camp at Benicia State Recreation Area. You should check the California State Parks website for reservations.
27 October 2015|
Response from Tim M | Reviewed this property |
Even on a leash, some dogs are aggressive and will nip or outright bite. I was bitten in Alsea area of Oregon some years back and required stitches. The owner denied that the dog bit me and when confronted with a bleeding... More