Coyote Point Recreation Area Activities
Coyote Point Recreation Area has drop-in picnic areas, great for a family picnic, located in the center of the park. Nearby large lawn areas offer opportunities to relax or play. Paths alongside the water provide views of the bay, San Mateo Bridge, and the procession of jets taking off and landing at SFO. On the north side of the park is a gravel beach area, which is ideal for sunbathing, and the cool bay water is very refreshing on hot summer days (food and drink are permitted on the beach, but alcohol is prohibited).
Magic Mountain Playground
Magic Mountain Playground, re-opened in 2006 after a complete redesign, contains two play areas, one for 2-5 year olds and another for 5-12 year olds. Children enjoy eleven slides and thirteen swings, plus spring riders, balance beams, and a 42-foot high castle atop a five-foot hill. The slide from the top of the castle is one of the longest enclosed slides in California. Flanking the hill and extending into the playground are two huge purple dragons.
CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground. At CuriOdyssey, kids can get up-close to observe wild animals, experiment with scientific phenomena through exhibits and dive deeper into science and nature through classes and workshops. The museum maintains regular hours. You can contact CuriOdyssey at (650) 342-7755 for further information.
Please note that CuriOdyssey Members are allowed to park only during museum visits and only in the museum or overflow parking lots near the Marina if the CuriOdyssey parking lot is posted as being full. The parking pass is not valid at any other parking lots in the park.
Coyote Point is one of the most popular windsurfing locations in northern California. From spring to fall, many days are suitable for windsurfing due to fairly regular and constant winds. On some days the water can get very choppy. Wetsuits are recommended for any extended periods in the cold bay waters. Windsurfing and kiteboarding gear and lessons are available for rental in the park by Boardsports School.
The three Promenade Trail launch ramps are also ideal for sea kayaking and stand-up paddling. These are great year-round sports at the Coyote Point Recreation Area. Be sure to check the tides and weather conditions to ensure a great experience. Dress appropriately for the conditions and wear a PFD for safety. Check the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail website for more information about paddling locations.
It's free to launch from the promenade area (vehicle entry fees still apply) and launching from the Marina is also available for a fee. Frequent visitors might consider purchasing an annual park pass.
Check your tidebook and the 3rd Avenue wind meter to plan your active experience on the bay.
Coyote Point Yacht Club
The Coyote Point Yacht Club is located just south of the Marina. It is a proprietary club with over 300 sail and powerboat members. This 55-year-old organization sponsors various events throughout the year. The Club's restaurant, the Point, is open to club members, their guests, and other affiliated yacht clubs. For more information about Coyote Yacht Club, the Point, special activities, or membership, you can contact them at (650) 347-6730.
Coyote Point Pistol and Rifle Range
The Coyote Point Pistol and Rifle Range is located near the center of the Park. It can accommodate both small bore and high power guns. The Range is open separately to both the public and law enforcement personnel. The Rangemaster can be reached at (650) 573-2557. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for youth 17 and under. The times for public use are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.