A Delta Getaway So Close to the Bay
Delta Coves is nestled along the pristine canals and coves of Bethel Island’s Gold Coast, in California’s Contra Costa County, where it hugs the western part of the great Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Located eight miles east of the city of Antioch, this new island enclave is easily accessed via Highway 4, east of its junction with Highway 80 and San Pablo Bay. It’s only an hour east of San Francisco, an hour northeast of San Jose and Silicon Valley, an hour southeast of Napa and 45 minutes east of Oakland by car. Soon, it will offer easy commutes via BART’s new Antioch Station—opening in 2018—only eight miles away.
Delta Coves is also the only new community that puts you just minutes from the Delta’s fast waters.
Bethel Island The Heart of the California Delta
Bethel Island is a haven unto itself, known as the “heart of the California Delta.” The island was named after the Bethell brothers, Franklin Cloud and Warren King, who established the island’s first successful farm—Sand Mountain Ranch. The island spans some 3,500 acres, bounded by the pristine waters of Piper Slough to the north, Sand Mound Slough to the east and Taylor Mound to the west and south. It’s minutes from over 1,000 miles of the Delta’s relaxed beauty and recreational bounty. Not to mention the best boating waterways in the country.
More than 2,000 people call Bethel Island home. The warm Mediterranean climate and one-hour drive time to the Bay Area makes it an ideal year-round escape for urbanites who dream of a Delta hideaway.
The Delta Where California’s Rivers Meet
The Delta is formed at the western edge of the Central Valley at the crossroads of the mighty Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. The American, Mokelumne, Cosumnes and Calaveras Rivers feed into the two major rivers. The Delta flows west through a maze of 57 islands and channels, then on to San Francisco Bay, finally joining the vast Pacific Ocean. In all, the Delta boasts 57,000 acres of navigable waterways.
As the largest freshwater estuary on the West Coast of the Americas, covering 700 square miles, the Delta is a literal lifeline. This vital resource supplies fresh water to more than 23 million Californians. It provides habitat to hundreds of distinct species of wildlife—some found nowhere else on Earth. It sustains hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland that produce about 45% of the nation’s fruits and vegetables. It’s a veritable playground for boaters and adventurers.
Boating OVER 1,000 MILES of Adventure in Every Backyard
Whoever said a man’s home is his castle, never owned a boat. The best part of life at Delta Coves is the opportunity to have a boat in your own backyard, where you can launch on the Delta’s famed waters on a whim. Explore 1,000-plus miles of watery avenues with breathtaking vistas, vine-covered trees and abundant wildlife. Cruise a maze of river channels and sloughs that meander among low islands. Trace the mighty Sacramento or San Joaquin Rivers out to the Pacific Ocean, traversing small towns like Courtland, Locke, Walton Grove, Isleton and Rio Vista.
Whether you’re a thrill-seeker in search of exhilaration. A city executive in need of relaxation. A family that wants more quality time with your kids. Or a maverick that treasures solo sabbaticals. Delta Coves is recreational boating at its best.
Recreation A Destination for All Seasons
A new home at Delta Coves gives you unlimited backstage access to nature’s majesty. Delta pursuits appeal to water-worshippers of all interests, including wakeboarding, windsurfing, wakesurfing, waterskiing, standup paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and swimming. The region offers some of the finest duck, goose, pheasant, quail, dove and wild turkey hunting in Northern California. More than 12 million visitors annually flock to the Delta’s 290 shoreline recreational areas and 300 marinas to cruise, camp, picnic, scout for wildlife and join the lively waterfront scene.
Anglers of all calibers have excellent opportunities to catch large and diverse species nearby, including the adjacent Franks Track. Major species in the Delta include bluegill, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, crappie, bullhead and channel catfish, redear sunfish (shellcracker), shad, salmon and steelhead—each offering a unique method for capture. Fishermen in search of a true challenge can test their skills with mighty green and white sturgeon.
Access Your Launch Pad to All Points Bay
Life at Delta Coves offers the best of both worlds: the seclusion of Bethel Island and the proximity of the San Francisco Bay. Access to Bethel Island is by boat or the new bridge that connects up with Highway 4. The newly completed Highway 4 expansion project has widened the highway from four to eight lanes, including three mixed-flow lanes and one HOV lane. The ribbon-cutting took place on July 20, 2016.
BART expansions into East County will provide frequent, reliable and high-quality rail service to Delta Coves, easing commute times to San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Berkeley. The construction of a new ten-mile Yellow Line extension, slated for completion in 2018, will bring mass transit within eight miles of Delta Coves’ doorstep at the new Antioch Station.
Drive times to your choice of airports are equally impressive: 45 minutes to Oakland International Airport (OAK) and about an hour and 15 minutes to San Jose International (SJC), San Francisco International (SFO) and Sacramento International (SMF).