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About Discovery Bay


About Discovery Bay

Picture from the  Yacht Harbor in Discovery Bay, California

Discovery Bay was established in the early 1970s as a mostly weekend and summer resort community. Today, Discovery Bay has evolved into a thriving year-round home for over 14,000 residents who enjoy small-town living against the backdrop of over 1,200 miles of Delta waterways.  Approximately 60% of Discovery Bay 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, Discovery Bay 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.  The General Manager oversees the day-to-day operational needs of the community.

The Town provides municipal water treatment and distribution as well as wastewater collection, collection and treatment.  The District also provides parks and landscaping and recreation services.

District Board Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the Community Center, 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd.  Residents are encouraged to attend these meetings in order to stay informed about the issues and opportunities facing the Town of Discovery Bay.

The California Special District Association spotlighted Discovery Bay in one of their monthly magazines; please click here for that article.


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Aerial View




The demographic data for Discovery Bay can be located on the website. Note that the most recent census was completed in 2010.


Maps & Directions

Discovery Bay is adjacent to Highway 4 in east Contra Costa County.  Neighboring communities are the cities of Brentwood and Oakley to the west, Stockton to the east, and Tracy to the south.

Town of Discovery Bay CSD Office 
1800 Willow Lake Road
Discovery Bay, CA  94505

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

East Contra Costa County public transit system

Public Transit

East Contra Costa County has an extensive public transit system. Fixed Route Bus service, Express service and Paratransit is served by TriDelta Transit.

The closest Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations to Discovery Bay are in Pittsburg and Dublin.  From those stations, riders are able to access the entire bay area transportation network.

Byron Union School District

Discovery Bay Schools

Discovery Bay is served by the Byron Union School DistrictKnightsen School District and Liberty Union High School District. All God’s Children School is affiliated with Delta Community Presbyterian Church and serves K-5th grade students.