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Crown Memorial State Beach

Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA 94501
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Build Sand Castles, Picnic and Enjoy Peace

My toddler son and I got sandy, fed seagulls, had our packed lunch and then headed to the Visitor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julia M
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
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA 94501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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
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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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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This beach is a good place to start a walk along the shore. There is a paved path, also can walk on the beach. Saw lots of people enjoying it. Really, as an out of towner I couldn't tell where Crown Beach and Crab Cove...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

this is my local park we have two dog parks one for small dogs under 30 lbs and one for bigger dogs it is well kept and the owners responsible most of the time the other great things are tennis courts a soccer field barb'...More

Thank alameagirl
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My mom, son (14) and I enjoyed the visitor center. It was small but interesting and informative. We also loved walking along the shore. The view was beautiful. We we're entertained by the ducks and squirrels.

Thank 49case
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Great for bikers, hikers, walkers, joggers. Nice, quiet, peaceful beach. Plenty of picnic areas as well.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Crown Memorial State Beach is nice for a picnic or bar-b-q. Bar-b-q pits and tables are located on the north shore near the USS Hornet. The beach looks out onto SF Bay between Alameda island and San Francisco. The water is not good for swimming,...More

Thank Crystal B
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Seemed ok. But I'm from Florida so this was not my thing. Dead fish. Cold water. Lots of seaweed. I stuck a toe in and moved on.

Thank Mcoreo2
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

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...More

Thank bsmith6
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I saw people bring their dogs on a leash.
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