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Crown Memorial State Beach

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

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Nice place to walk

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New Mexico
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New Mexico
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 divided -- appears they join each other. Can see the San Francisco skyline across the... More 

Thank SparkyEstonia
San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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' due pits and shoreline for paddling and a pond for ducks and turtles Something for... More 

Thank alameagirl
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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, 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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177 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank bsmith6
Oakland, California, United States
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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805 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 690 helpful votes
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 

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