Discovery Bay California
Live Where You Play!
About Discovery Bay
Discovery Bay was established in the early 1970s as a mostly weekend and summer resort community. Today, this city has evolved into a thriving year-round home for over 17,000 residents who enjoy small-town living against the backdrop of over 1,200 miles of Delta waterways. Approximately 60% of homes are located in the original part of town, while the remaining homes are in Discovery Bay West.
Boasting a full-service deep water yacht harbor with a fully stocked chandlery and marina shops, two shopping centers, three public schools and one private school, the city also provides a variety of commercial and retail outlets and dining opportunities throughout town.
Boaters can navigate from Discovery Bay to San Francisco Bay, enabling residents to literally go anywhere in the world from their own backyard. Whether you enjoy fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding or simply exploring the California Delta, there is no shortage of things to do here. If golf is your preference, the Discovery Bay Country Club is your place. With a challenging Ted Robinson designed championship course, the course will keep you challenged with every stroke.
Discovery Bay enjoys a wonderful spectrum of seasonal climates including everything from warm summers to temperate winters.
Discovery Bay is an unincorporated community of Contra Costa County and is officially known as the Town of Discovery Bay. The Town was officially formed as a California Community Services District (CSD) in 1998. The District is governed by a five-member elected Board of Directors. There is a General Manager oversees the day-to-day operational needs of the community.
Things To Do In Discovery Bay!
Boating, Fishing, Water Sports, Dining, Golfing and More...
The Delta is a sportsman’s paradise, with outdoor activities for everyone! Weather you like a leisurely paddle atop your paddle board, casting a lure for the big one that got away, or heading out for days of wake boarding and surfing, the Delta is the place, and Discovery Bay is where it all begins!
Fishing is supreme in the Delta, and is home to Bluegill, Readear, Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Striped Bass, Crappie, Bullhead Catfish, Channel Catfish, and Shad, Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon runs as well as delectable crawdads.
Discovery Bay is home to a 18-hole championship golf course, designed by renowned golf course architect, Ted Robinson. Noted for his distinctive style, Mr. Robinson has placed acres of lakes and ponds, which meander through the course and provide a beautiful setting, and a definite challenge even for the low handicapper. Situated on 225 acres of beautifully maintained fairways, greens and club house grounds, this par 71, 6,552-yard (from the blue tees) adventure provides the year-round enjoyment both beginners and professionals can appreciate. The golf course is private, but memberships are available.
If watersports are your choice, the calm and peaceful Delta waterways offers more than 1,200 miles of paradise for water skiers, wake boarders, skaters, wake surfers, sailors and jet skiers. With probably more boats per capita than anywhere else in the Bay Area, there’s always a boat heading out for a day of fun and leisure. If you don’t have a boat, meet a new friend who does!
Peddle Boats, Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle boards can be seen all over Discovery Bay waters and bays. Easy to use and relatively inexpensive to own, this form of recreation is the easiest way to get going and enjoying the waters of Discovery Bay. So, grab a friend and hit the water, you’ll be happy you did!
Discovery Bay Community Center
Featuring a number of facilities for public use, the Discovery Bay Community Center is a recreation center popular among local residents. Visitors have access to volleyball and basketball courts, a pool, and picnic and barbecue areas, among other amenities.