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Crab Cove

Closes in 14 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great for walking and swimming apparently.

I was out geocaching this area. Plenty of level hiking trails. Did not see any bathrooms in... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Alameda, United States
Nice park in Alameda

We had a school reunion at Crab Cove in Alameda. There was plenty of shade, it was close to the... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Richard K
El Dorado Hills, California
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“all ages”(2 reviews)
Fun family nature programs and Bay shoreline explorations, interactive exhibits and an 800-gallon aquarium displaying Bay creatures. Wheelchair access at low tide.
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1252 McKay near Central, Alameda, CA
+1 510-521-6887
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crab Cove offers outdoor space for all ages to run, play, explore the shore of the bay, watch birds, picnic, ride bikes. Also at the park is an education center staffed by park rangers who are happy to expose and educate children and adults about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob K
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We visit Crab Cove regularly for family photographs which we update regularly. Just a wonderful place for walking, running, flying kites. With the most wonderful backdrop..Always a joy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gwendolyn2017
Reviewed September 28, 2018

this little beach area is very peaceful and pretty. nice walking area with benches and trees and shade and pic-nic tables. not crowded when i went.plenty of squirrels and geese.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank joefreddy99
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Beautiful beach and grassy park with shady trees. Formerly a formerly a military camp,now used for large picnics and weekend music events. Great Visitor Center with regular and special exhibits, ranger walks/talks, gifts & t shirts plus small parking lot and indoor plumbing. paved walks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 943susanJ943
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I was out geocaching this area. Plenty of level hiking trails. Did not see any bathrooms in evidence. There appears to be paid parking near the entrance. Street parking is at a premium. I did spot someone in a wetsuit swimming near the shore. That...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank timothyy298
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We had a school reunion at Crab Cove in Alameda. There was plenty of shade, it was close to the waterfront and restrooms

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Richard K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Crab Cove is well situated to watch the beautiful sunsets over Alameda and the Bay. There is also nice areas for picnics and throwing a frisbee around.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter_Big_Pete_K
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I grew up in South Carolina and spent a lot of time on beaches in Florida as well. So, I may be spoiled. This beach is not that great. I thought the beach near Golden agate Park was much better. So, overall, this was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AmosC_13
Reviewed May 8, 2018

nice little beach for the kids , warm water , no surf , can walk out for a mile before you get up to your waist , great kite boarding , come down on a nice sunny day , enjoy the bay water

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thedude510
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Great place to learn about our wonderful bay. Take some time and walk the bay trail for great views.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KTP28
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August 2, 2015|
Response from papasock | Reviewed this property |
You can have dogs that are on a leash. THEY CAN BE ON THE LAWN BUT NOT THE BEACH. There is a fenced yard right next to the cove for small dogs and one for big dogs.