The Carquinez Strait

The confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers form the Carquinez Strait (or Straits) that flows from east of the Benicia Bridge to the Carquinez Bridge at Crockett then into Suisun Bay north of the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge.


Photo of Suisun Bay looking east through the Carquinez Bridge (mid-picture) 
toward the Benicia Bridge (further up river).


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Beautiful lawns, picnic areas and play fields at the Martinez Regional Shoreline Park.


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Looking east toward the Martinez marina from the Shoreline hills. 
The Benicia Bridge is in the background on the left.


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The expanded wetlands area now attracts many wild birds.


More about the region's wetlands birds


Paddling under the arch bridge into the wetlands and Granger's Lagoon (high tide).


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