This state beach was named in memory of State Assemblyman Robert W. Crown, who campaigned for the site's preservation as public parkland. Known as Alameda Beach from the 1880s until the outbreak of World War II, it was an amusement center and day-trip destination for San Francisco and Bay Area residents. The beach is a great achievement of landscaping and engineering. After wind and water action had eroded the beach dangerously, it was restored in early 1982 with sand from San Francisco Bay, pumped ashore by pipeline from a barge. More sand has been added since then, and groins have been constructed to keep it in place.

Nice views, lots of traffic

Easy walk on Alameda South Shore. Great views of the bay and the city along the beach.

Taken this trail many times to get to south shore.

walking
6 months ago

Our pup gets nervous around cars and we went on a busy day so we struggled a little. otherwise a super pretty, easy paved walk.

This is an excellent trail for an easy evening walk.
Pros:
1. Scenic: The view of Bay Bridge and SF downtown is really nice. Reminds me of lakeshore trail in Chicago.
2. Easy access: the park is easily accessible and plenty of free street parking available :)
3. Friendly: People strolling/running in the park are very friendly to humans and dogs (perhaps not cats or reptiles, not sure).

Cons: Not a lot of water fountains :(

Do this daily on my bike

road biking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bike this trail daily
It's awesome!

road biking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Great bike ride along the bay. There is a designated path for bicyclists and a separate path for walkers/runners/dogs. The last half mile or so is a dirt path that extends down behind some houses to the bridge to Bay Farm Island.

walking
Sunday, February 21, 2016

This was a simple walk with paved roads and the option to walk along the beach.

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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