Where is Bethel Island, CA? Ask the most seasoned SF Bay Area Residents this question and most have no clue where to find the small community known as Bethel Island, CA. Bethel Island is located east of Oakley, Ca and is slightly over 5 square miles within Contra Costa County. Bethel Island is known for its easy access to the California Delta, great boating, excellent fishing, and open space. Bethel Island has several harbors, launch ramps, and hundreds of private boat docks. Boaters enjoy water skiing and jet skiing on the miles of California Delta Waterways. Taylor Slough, Dutch Slough, and Franks Tract boast some of the best Black Bass and Striped Bass fishing around. Enjoy an evening boat cruise to the Sugarbarge Restaurant where you will listen to live bands and can take down a beefy "Barge Burger". Bethel Island has a very diverse selection of real estate from large estates on the water with a private boat house or enjoy the serenity of the open space with a property on acreage. The new Bethel Island bridge complete with decorative lighting creates a perfect entrance into this small-town community. Mid-July grab an ice cream cone and check out the 50's Bash Festival with an old car show and meet some wonderful people. Most Bethel Island homes are multi-level homes and do not have a living space on the lower level therefore many of them boast spectacular views of the California Delta and Mt. Diablo. The Bethel Island Golf Course is a great golf course to shoot 18 holes of golf on a sunny morning at one of the most affordable golf courses in the entire SF Bay Area. Within Bethel Island you will find spacious single family homes and manufactured homes. Property values are typically more affordable in Bethel Island than the rest of the SF Bay Area and Contra Costa County. Although you will find a regular breeze you will also enjoy a lot of sunshine like the rest of Northern California.
Take a drive out to Bethel Island, CA and see something very different than the rest of the Bay Area.