Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
371 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 279-1700
Fax: (510) 279-1701
Crown Beach, Robert W. Crown Memorial
Mo to Su from 05:00 AM to 10:00 PMAlameda, the Bay Area's island city just five minutes from the Bay Bridge, offers a two-mile long beach with a variety of free attractions. Less foggy than San Francisco, this beach is bordered with grassy fields, a jogging path, bike trail, picnic facilities, tennis courts, baseball fields, a playground, bird sanctuary, and a naturalist and historical visitor center. In the summer it's ideal for windsurfing, and features a small shop open for rentals and lessons. The summer highlight is in June when the Alameda Recreation & Park Department hosts an annual sand castle contest.