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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 5 weeks ago
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 2 April 2018
Robert S
Lawrence, Kansas
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Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA 94501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Corinne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank susan J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank Allen G
Reviewed 19 June 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

Thank TomBrody
Reviewed 9 June 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.

Thank Amos C
Reviewed 28 May 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

Thank InnoAvenue
Reviewed 6 May 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

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 2 April 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.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

The water here isn't that clear, and the beach picks up bay trash, but it is pleasant and conveniently located (not crowded). A nice hike/bike trail parallels the beach. Restrooms are conveniently spaced.

Thank Robert J
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
I saw people bring their dogs on a leash.