Kayaks at Tidewater Boating Center

Tidewater Boating Center at MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline


Tidewater parking area and dock are open daily: 
Nov-Jan: 8am-5pm 
Feb: 8am-6pm 
Mar-Apr: 8am-8pm
May-Aug: 8am-9pm
Sep: 8am-8pm 
Oct 8am-7pm


4675-A Tidewater Ave
Oakland, CA 94601 


(510) 544-2553

Venue Activities

Boating / Kayaking / Sailing

The Tidewater Boating Center, located off Tidewater Avenue in Oakland, sits on the shore of the Oakland Estuary in San Leandro Bay at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. This shoreline complex has a public ADA accessible paddle craft dock that is the first official San Francisco Bay Water Trail site in the Park District. Also available are turf sites for picnicking and shoreline access for fishing. The 12,300-square-foot complex consists of a boathouse, training area, boat storage facility, Recreation Department offices, and a security residence. The Oakland Strokes, a non-profit junior rowing organization for middle and high schools, operates the main boathouse and indoor training area and provides outreach to neighborhood youths in the sport of competitive rowing.