Free Entrance & Beach Wheelchair Rental
Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
The island of Alameda boasts the Bay’s largest and warmest beach, Crown Memorial Beach, with shallow water and tiny waves. Also known locally as Alameda Beach, it's a wonderful place for strolling or picnics, with easy wheelchair access along its entire length. Many families come here to swim and picnic on the large grassy picnic grounds with barbecue. Bay Trail •Trailhead: Crab Cove visitor center •Length: Over 4 total miles •Typical Width: 4 ft. & above •Typical Grade: Level •There’s only one gentle slope as you approach Shoreline Dr. •Terrain: Hard •The viewing platform at the lagoon is very bumpy. Accessibility: •Accessible Visitor Center: Yes •Beach Wheelchair: Yes •To reserve a beach wheelchair, call the visitor center at (510) 544-3187 or the Crown Beach park office at (888) 327-2757, option 3, ext. 4522. •Arrangements will be made to bring the chair out to the beach. It takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare the chair. Staff will give a brief orientation to the chair and arrange a time for it to be returned. •Accessible Parking: Yes •Lots at the park entrance at 8th St. and Westline Dr. serve the beach. The lot closest to the entrance has the most accessible spaces; the other two lots each have spaces next to the restrooms. The small lot at McKay Ave. serves Crab Cove visitor center and has a few accessible spaces. •Accessible Restroom: Yes •Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes •All tables require travel across firm grass. One table at the Sand Castle group picnic area has no benches, so would be good for multiple people in wheelchairs.