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Crown Memorial State Beach

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Address: Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA
Phone Number: 510-521-7090

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Nice family walk

We started at the Crab Cove Visitor Center parking lot. Unfortunately the visitor center was closed the day we were there. However, there is a nice little walking trail in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Orange, California
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Orange, California
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50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at the Crab Cove Visitor Center parking lot. Unfortunately the visitor center was closed the day we were there. However, there is a nice little walking trail in the tidepools, depending on the tides may be under water. The whole area is protected so it's a great place to let the kids look and learn about animals. We... More 

Thank bsmith6
Oakland, California, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I lived on the the Beach for 7 years. I saw it in all weather and I walked it almost daily. It is a wonderful walk. To hear the waves crash and see the birds playing on the shore and water. It is a delight. On warm summer days it is packed. The parking can be sparse but having the... More 

Thank MerleY375
Silver Spring, Maryland
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Not being from the area myself, I didn't realize how windy it would be here! It was a lovely view though!

Thank Chloe N
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is a surprisingly nice place. It has a very relaxed small beach town feel. The beach is very long, plenty of parking (free on the street and paid in the park), it has lanes for bicycles, roller blades and, of course, pedestrians to have have a walk. There is also a nice little park and a kite/windsurfing school. Plenty... More 

Thank heckfy
Amman, Jordan
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a beach in alameda that has amazing views of the bay and SF. Great for families, bike riding, or just playing in the sand.

Thank zanoabed
San Francisco
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949 reviews
433 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

The Crown Memorial State Beach runs much of the length of the Alameda San Francisco Bay Shoreline. The beach is not really for swimming, although some people do. It's more of a come out and lay on the beach sort of Beach, and it's great for a sunset walk. The view across the bay of the sun setting over the... More 

Thank 7268
San Leandro, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Crown Beach is beautiful with soft white sand and pretty dunes. The beach is on San Francisco Bay. The water is often shallow, but it can be deceptively dangerous as there is a tide, which can unexpectedly grab you (but especially young children). People drown here so be careful. The only down side is that it can be quite windy.... More 

Thank Ann W
Willow Creek, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

If you are looking for an easy access beachwalk in the East Bay here is the spot! It's very cool to be able to walk along the water in this part of the bay. It's clean, much cleaner than you would expect in an urban zone, and the views across the bay are great.

Thank Wanderwoman929
Highland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This beach is a hidden gem, seems mainly the locals know of it. Has a great community feeling. A part is adjacent with restrooms etc. Plenty of sand and water is shallow. At low tide you can walk the mudflats (if you're into that sort of thing). Spectacular views of San Francisco. Parking easy. A great hang!

Thank richard_traveler
Alameda, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Crown Memorial State Beach is a lovely, simple and easy beach to reach. The walkway by the beach, is just perfect for running, jogging, walking for exercise, walking one's dog or guiding one's child on a tricycle. Bicycles, are also permitted and most rider's are careful and responsible not to ride fast or recklessly. It has a really nice view... More 

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