Crown Memorial Beach Walk
5.0 miles     0 ft
17 Aug 2011

A pleasant beach walk so close to the city.

Location: Robert W Crown Memorial State Beach

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails. Also see Text section of the map.


Trailhead: McKay Ave parking lot.

Route: From the parking lot on McKay Ave, walk west along the levy for as long as you comfortably can (0.3 miles). The levy looks claw-shaped on the trail map. Return to McKay Ave (0.3 miles). Then continue walking in the south-east direction (2.2 miles). There are two ways to cover this distance: you may walk along the beach all the way to Park Street or you may walk along a paved bike trail next to Shoreline Drive. Return to McKay Ave (2.2 miles).


  1. All along Shoreline Drive, there are several points to access the beach. So there are many options for the starting point of this walk.
  2. The beach extends for two miles from McKay Ave in the north to Park Street in the south. Beyond Park Street, there is a marshland and a protected area called Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary.

Location: near the southern end of McKay Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From I-880 North, the route to McKay avenue goes through many streets. It is best to study Google Maps for directions.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: August 2011)

Capacity: Plenty of free parking at various locations all along Shoreline Drive in Alameda, CA. There are parking lots along McKay Ave and Westline Drive.

Latitude: 37.769366     Longitude: -122.278411

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