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Lovely Beach

A good place to go on a rare hot day. This is a very pretty beach on the Bay right on the edge of... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Pleasant local beach park

This is a nice place to relax and look at the views - of San Francisco or a sunset? There are... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

We had an hour to kill in Alameda and, it being a nice sunny day, decided to check out this State Beach. The parking here is somewhat odd (at least over by the dog run in Washington Park where we left our vehicle) - some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

You have to get to Crown Beach reeeeally early to secure a picnic table for your family and friends. It can be very windy and chilly here but it is such a delightful place full of grass, trees, access to the beach and on clear...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Corinne S
Reviewed September 25, 2018

picnic on the beach across from the shopping center. Plenty of space for adults & kids. Surf shack at the far end rents equipment and lessons for wind surfing and other beach/water sports

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

A good place to go on a rare hot day. This is a very pretty beach on the Bay right on the edge of this very nice city.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We decided to have some beach time with my great nephew and this was the closest beach to get to without having to deal with traffic. Overall not too bad, paid parking but not too expensive. The beach area was clean and the crowds weren't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allen G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

According to Google maps, CROWN MEMORIAL STATE BEACH extends from Ballena Bay to the west all the way to Broadway to the east. At the western end, we find CRAB COVE VISITOR CENTER and at the eastern end, we find Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary. To...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TomBrody
Reviewed June 8, 2018

The area is pretty nice with tennis courts and a basketball court. There is a big dog park. There are some walking paths. The beach area was terrible. The water was way down. We were not very impressed.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

It's very chill and laid back. It's a nice place to listen to the waves and rest in the sun. The sand is very dusty and has lots of grass growing in it. The water gets deep quickly too so be careful. I would definitely...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank InnoAvenue
Reviewed May 5, 2018

My toddler son and I got sandy, fed seagulls, had our packed lunch and then headed to the Visitor Center at 3pm to see the fish get fed on a cool Saturday afternoon. The beach is clean and safe for a toddler to walk around....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Julia M
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a nice place to relax and look at the views - of San Francisco or a sunset? There are facilities at the park, so it is popular with families. Check the water quality notices before swimming.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Robert S
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
I saw people bring their dogs on a leash.