Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline

San Pablo, California 94806
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Local Phone: (888) 327-2757

East Bay Regional Park District 80 years logo The journey is as scenic as the destination at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, a 2,315-acre parkland right next to densely populated Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo.

Trails lead through breezy meadows with wildflowers in season, through aromatic eucalyptus woods, or along bluffs and beaches on San Pablo Bay. There are beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais, the Marin shoreline, and San Pablo Bay with its sailboat and shipping traffic.

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline features over 100 species of bird due to a myriad of habitats within its 2,315 acres. Bird life can be found on sandy shores, marshland, eucalyptus groves, meadows, and in a fresh water pond while meandering along the park's twelve miles of trails. 

Visitors can birdwatch, hike, ride their bicycles or horses, or take the park's shuttle bus for a mile and a half to reach Point Pinole's 1,250-foot fishing pier.

There is a small fee to ride on the shuttle bus ($1 age 12 and older; 50 cents age 6-11; children under 6, seniors 62+ or disabled ride free).

Zoe at Point Pinole
Zoe at Point Pinole
Photo Credit: Pamela Stalker
Well behaved dogs under voice control can splash at the shore, but be respectful of others.

Dogs must be leashed on paved paths and in developed areas and are not allowed in marsh areas. There are foxtails all over during the summer time.

If your dog is spooked by noises, this is not a good park for them. There are trains that go by, and loud noises every few minutes coming from the rock quarry.

• Parking Fee: Collected when the Kiosk is attended on weekends and major holidays from April through October.
• Car/Trailer: $3.
• Dog Fee: $2 per dog are collected when the Kiosk is attended on weekends and major holidays from April through October.

Please note: Goat grazing is a part of the Regional Park’s overall vegetation management program. It is strongly recommended that dog owners keep their animals leashed at all times when approaching the herd.
Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints

leash free splash contra costa scenic marshland hike

Happy dogs at Point Isabel. Photo Credit: @theemmanation
Happy dogs at Point Isabel. Photo Credit: @theemmanation
The Bay Area wouldn’t be what it is without its tawny, oak-studded hills, and we have the East Bay Regional Parks Department to thank for keeping many of them accessible to the public. The district manages 65 parks spanning 114,000 acres in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, offering between them some 1,200 miles of dog-friendly trails. Away from developed areas, four-legged friends trained to come when called can trek with you leash free. more »
Dog plays at Point PInole Regional Shorline Point Pinole Regional Shoreline in the northwest extremity of Contra Costa County feels quite remote—not a coincidence, since it was home to an explosives manufacturing plant until late in the 20th century. Now that it's part of the East Bay Regional Parks District, you'll want to go, and not just for its narrow but rompable shoreline.  more »
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