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Crown Memorial State Beach

Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA
510-521-7090
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Alameda
Type: Beaches
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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156 reviews 156 reviews
73 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I stopped here for a look-see before a flight from Oakland International Airport. How I wish I would have found this little gem years ago! It was so much fun to spend that extra time watching the kite surfers, wind surfers, and kayakers along the shore instead of waiting inside an airport terminal. Families had set up tents and canopies... More

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Richmond, California
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This Beach is perfect for little ones because of its shallow water that goes for a good part and for the nice sandy area that goes for some miles so perfect place for everyone to do: playing volley ball, building sand castles, walking, jogging, or simply taking a sunbath and relaxing! Love the fact the they have some rooms for... More

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virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Years ago I lived in Alameda and loved it. We used the beach constantly with our 2 year old. It is a bay beach and with warm water and gentle waves it was ideal for a toddler. We often went to the beach in the evening to watch the lights come on all over San Francisco across the bay. I... More

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Alameda,CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Water is pretty shallow & calm pretty far out from the shoreline so it warms up nicely. Good access to parking, there are adequate restrooms with changing stations and showers to wash off the sand. Lots of grassy space for picnics, frisbee or other sports. There are picnic tables and benches too that can be reserved ahead of time. This... More

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the best feature of Crown Beach for me is that it is directly across the street from where I live. Very handy. A lovely walk up and down the water, over to Crab Cove, watching the wind surfers. And all within a 5 minute walk. A true Alameda gem.

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Stockport, UK
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great for kids. Water is shallow at that part of the Bay. Ample car parking. Look out for "Ducky" a real live white duck with his "People Family" He goes in the boat with them and goes for walks. Adults and children love him. Pleant of places to sit and picnic

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great beach for the whole family, amazing views on a clear day of the San Francisco skyline , dog park close by but no off leash aloud :-(

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San Leandro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wonderful place for a picnic, to walk your dogs, enjoy spectacular view of S.F. bay. But watch out for the Goose crap on the lawns. Too bad that the 'idiot' City Council wants to build additional housing instead of expanding the park.

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Alameda, California
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Alameda's Crown Beach is an amazing mix of glorious SF views and uncrowded beach. It runs from Crab Cove and goes all the way to a Bird Preserve. The cove portion of the beach is warm water kids wading area, with a Visitors Center with educational information on the beach ecosystem. When the tide is out you can wander out... More

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Olympia, Washington
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My wife and I walked along the beach in the evening when we stayed at a nearby hotel. The view of the SF Bay is beautiful. It seemed pretty safe. We were a surprised that the waterfront residential area was rather run down and the trash cans on the beach were overflowing. But we did enjoy our walk along the... More

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