Crab Cove

1252 McKay Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 544-3187


  • Wonderful place to take your energetic kids. A few good climbing trees. A really good one behind the bathrooms at the end of the tree lined path.
  • Great place to get out and experience wide open spaces. They have concerts in the summer when the weather is nice. Check the sechedule at the Crab Cove visitor center.
  • I always have a great time here! A perfect hangout place for fams with kids!
  • Nice family fun!!
  • Be sure to stop by the visitors ctr, there's a lot of cool things to see & do. To the far right (towards bay) of the v.c. is a fountain/faucet, use it to clean sand off you or your kids.
  • Sat & Sun come check out public fish feedings of the aquariums @ 3pm
  • Slippery! Be cautious!
  • Very open. Lots of places to hang
  • Nature programs and a small nature themed gift shop with great gifts for wildlife and sea lovers of all ages.
  • See the impact of low and high tides, enjoy the peacefulness.
  • Perfect for a BBQ
  • Hang out in the beer garden
  • Hang out in the beer and wine garden

Nearby places

Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
Westline Dr. (Lower Washington Park At Eighth St. & Portola Ave.)