Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach

Crown Beach Picnic Areas - Alameda

CAUTION - Red Tide At Crown Beach, MLK Shoreline, Oyster Bay and Hayward Shoreline

  • CAUTION - Harmful Algae May Be Present
    • Impacted Locations: Crown Beach, MLK Shoreline, Keller Beach, Albany Beach, Oyster Bay, and Hayward Shoreline
  • Red Tides are a type of harmful algal bloom (HAB) that have been documented in the San Francisco Bay recently
  • These blooms may produce toxins that can sicken humans and pets
  • Keep pets away from the water
  • Rinse off after swimming
  • For more information, check out advisory signage or visit the Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program page
Fees
Parking Fee: $5 per vehicle when kiosk is attended; $4 per trailered vehicle. Buses: $25/per bus.
Dog Fee: $2 per dog. Guide/service dogs free; no dogs allowed on beach.
Hours
Open between 5am and 10pm unless otherwise posted or permitted
Address
Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda, CA
Phone
Reservations Department
1-888-327-2757 option 2
Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
1-888-327-2757, option 3, extension 4522

Venue Activities

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Picnicing
Picnicking

Area Closure Notice - Crown Beach

  • No entry into the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary due to ongoing restoration work.
  • To report cases of Swimmer's Itch please call Alameda County Environmental Health (510) 567-6700 or East Bay Park's Water Management 510-544-2328
  • Updated 7/11/2022

Trail Closure Notice - Claremont Canyon

  • Claremont Canyon trails may be closed during the hours 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Monday August 22 until September 2, due to hazardous tree removal work.
  • Alternative access will be from the Clark Kerr Fire Trail at the end of Dwight Way in Berkeley
  • Updated 8/15/2022

Crown Beach Regional Shoreline Water Quality Conditions

There are six (6) reservable sites at Crown Memorial State Beach. Beer and wine is only allowed with a picnic reservation and has an additional fee.

City View (75 person capacity)

View of San Francisco. Closest site to Boardsports, Kiteboard, Windsurfing, and kayaks. Two (2) ADA picnic tables available. Flush toilets 25 yard away

Crolls Garden (100 person capacity)

Site is wheelchair accessible. Two (2) ADA picnic tables available. Flush toilets 25 yards away

Mariners Lagoon (50 person capacity)

Six (6) ADA picnic tables available

Neptune (150 person capacity)

Flush toilets 25 yard away. Two (2) ADA picnic tables available. View of the water. Site is wheelchair accessible

Sand Castle (75 person capacity)

Closest site to Bath House

Seawind (200 person capacity)

Inflatable play equipment allowed with additional permit. Twelve (12) ADA picnic tables available

Visit the Picnic’s Frequently Asked Questions for information on fees, rules, making a reservation, and other important information when making a picnic reservation.

City View (75 person capacity)

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City View 1
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City View 2
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City View 3

Crolls Garden (100 person capacity)

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Crolls Garden 1
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Crolls Garden 2


Mariners Lagoon (50 person capacity)

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Mariners Lagoon 1
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Mariners Lagoon 2


Neptune (150 person capacity)

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Neptune 1
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Neptune 2
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Neptune 3
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Neptune 4
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Neptune 5

Sand Castle (75 person capacity)

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Sand Castle 1
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Sand Castle 2


Seawind (200 person capacity)

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Seawind 1
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Seawind 2

Contact Reservations

Reservations & drop-in info for upcoming activities, classes, programs & events and
indoor facilities & picnic sites availability info can be accessed online, 24 hours a day.

For Questions and Indoor Facilities/Picnic Reservations,
please call our Reservations Department
Phone: 1-888-EBPARKS (888-327-2757), option 2
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Closed weekends and holidays.