3rd Avenue Beach (Kiteboard Beach, Third Ave Beach)

United States, California, Foster City

3rd Avenue Beach - United States, California, Foster City
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0.21 mi



3rd Avenue Upper Launch Parking, Foster city, CA 94404, USA


3rd Avenue Beach is a beautiful beach located in Foster City, United States. This beach has a length of about half a mile and features golden sand with some rocky areas.


There are no lifeguards on duty at the beach, but there are restrooms and showers available for public use


The beach is perfect for activities such as swimming, surfing, windsurfing, fishing, picnicking, and sunbathing.


There is a parking lot available at the beach, and parking is free. However, the parking lot can fill up quickly during peak season, so it is recommended to arrive early to secure a spot.

Fun Fact

Fun fact: 3rd Avenue Beach is a popular spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding enthusiasts, as it is known for its steady winds.


In addition to beach activities, there are several attractions near 3rd Avenue Beach. The nearby Leo J. Ryan Park offers playgrounds, picnic areas, and a marina. Visitors can also take a stroll on the Foster City Pedway, a scenic trail that connects various parks and attractions in the area.


There are several restaurants located near 3rd Avenue Beach, including Siam Spoon, which serves Thai cuisine, and The Counter, which offers burgers and other American fare.


For nearby hotels, visitors can consider staying at the nearby Crowne Plaza Foster City-San Mateo, which features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Another option is the Courtyard by Marriott San Mateo Foster City, which offers spacious rooms and a convenient location near the beach.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 82/100

3rd Avenue Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, 3rd Avenue Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

3rd Avenue Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

3rd Avenue Beach is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

3rd Avenue Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, 3rd Avenue Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

3rd Avenue Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

3rd Avenue Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Bike Paths, Hiking, Surfing, Volleyball.

3rd Avenue Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

3rd Avenue Beach is not dog-friendly.

Yes, surfing is an activity that is frequently enjoyed at 3rd Avenue Beach.