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Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

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Great views of the Hayward Salt Marsh wetlands with excellent area interpretive displays inside... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Hayward, California
lovely hike

Had a great hike. Saw a lot of lovely birds. Brought a spotting scope . Played in the mud a bit... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Craig M
Pleasanton, California
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  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
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“salt marsh”(2 reviews)
“wetlands”(2 reviews)
“birds”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4901 Breakwater Ave, Hayward, CA 94545-3621
+1 510-670-7270
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great birdwatching in the salt marsh. Lots of well maintained trails, and a great variety of shorebirds. Knowledgable and friendly staff. We went twice in three days and had a great time. No shade so take a hat and go in the morning.

3  Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I went there to take pictures of birds. But in the half an hour I was there I only saw a mother stilt with two young chicks that was worth taking a picture. There were some sparrows and some small birds that flew by real...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great views of the Hayward Salt Marsh wetlands with excellent area interpretive displays inside. Guided school tours are excellent!

Thank Baywalk827
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Had a great hike. Saw a lot of lovely birds. Brought a spotting scope . Played in the mud a bit & brought my microscope. Overall great time.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

If you want to get out and get a little exercise with some great views of the bay and bay wild life this is it for you.

Thank jhmaxwell3
Reviewed 14 January 2018

H.A.R.D is online and has classes all the time. If you are in town or out of town, check out the website so you can pre-register for some of their great programs. When our niece and nephew (ages 5 and 7) came to visit CA,...More

Thank wordgirl2013
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We used this Center for a class birthday party. Everyone had a wonderful time as the naturalists engaged one and all!

Thank msk1Ca
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We went to Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. Its a small visitor center. There is scenic views. Its also a good place to see birds. Staff is knowledgeable.

Thank mini
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Hayward Shoreline Center is really really nice. Just enough information without being intrusive and an incredible view from all angles. If you want to either look for birds or just get some wonderful fresh air in a quiet place, this is it. There are...More

Thank Christina G
Reviewed 8 May 2016

A small shelter and boardwalks overlook the shore of the San Francisco Bay. Shore birds aplenty wade in the wetlands which have been cleaned up from the polluted zone which once lined the Bay. Displays are minimal.

Thank John C
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is an outstanding place to visit, with friendly, knowledgeable staff, parking, and access to trails among the marshes and along San Francisco Bay. Call ahead to coordinate your visit with shark-feeding time or other ranger-led activities.

2  Thank FD B
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5 July 2018|
Response from wordgirl2013 | Reviewed this property |
Open 10-5 Fridays Sat, Sundays July 21, 12:30-2 there is thing about animals that can survive in the harsh saltmarsh conditions. Pre-reg is probably required. July 7, 15, and 29 have events. go to the haywardrec... More