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Crown Memorial State Beach

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Address: Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA
Phone Number: +1 510-521-7090

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Quit small beach in a state park.

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
John G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

Thank John G
Alameda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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, but one can stick their toes in it if they choose. There are very small... More 

Thank Crystal B
Vacaville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 so it's a great place to let the kids look and learn about animals. We... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 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

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