Best beaches in East Bay, CA

Check out the top beaches in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Shoreline Dr
1. Shoreline Dr
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3 local reviews
Shoreline Dr, Alameda
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Dagmar
Easiest beach access. Calm, shallow, and child-safe waters. Fabulous views as an added bonus.
Karen
Bike path or Walk - nice beach views.
Karen
Bike path or Walk - nice beach views.
1. Shoreline Dr
1. Shoreline Dr
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3 local reviews
Shoreline Dr, Alameda
Dagmar
Dagmar
Easiest beach access. Calm, shallow, and child-safe waters. Fabulous views as an added bonus.
Karen
Karen
Bike path or Walk - nice beach views.
Karen
Karen
Bike path or Walk - nice beach views.
2. Tilden Regional Park
2. Tilden Regional Park
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107 local reviews
2501 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Orinda
Open now
+1 510-544-2747
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Janet
Tilden has trails with fabulous views. It also has cool stuff for kids like the Little Farm, Carousel, and St…
Stephanie
Tilden is great for hiking! There is also a small lake there (Lake Anza), which has a beach and is awesome fo…
Terri
Great hiking trails; easy to bike or walk on inspiration point overlooking the reservoir and city views; also …
2. Tilden Regional Park
2. Tilden Regional Park
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107 local reviews
2501 Grizzly Peak Boulevard, Orinda
Open now
+1 510-544-2747
Janet
Janet
Tilden has trails with fabulous views. It also has cool stuff for kids like the Little Farm, Carousel, and Steam Trains. There is a swimmin…
Stephanie
Stephanie
Tilden is great for hiking! There is also a small lake there (Lake Anza), which has a beach and is awesome for hanging out on sunny summer …
Terri
Terri
Great hiking trails; easy to bike or walk on inspiration point overlooking the reservoir and city views; also for young children you can vis…
3. Lake Temescal
3. Lake Temescal
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15 local reviews
Lake Temescal, Oakland
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Shubha
Small beach by the lake. Also offers fishing opportunities, with necessary permits.
SW
Lake beach and playground 1/2 mile away
Joanna
Reservoir with sandy beach for swimming - nice for little ones who just like to splash and wade.
3. Lake Temescal
3. Lake Temescal
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15 local reviews
Lake Temescal, Oakland
Shubha
Shubha
Small beach by the lake. Also offers fishing opportunities, with necessary permits.
SW
SW
Lake beach and playground 1/2 mile away
Joanna
Joanna
Reservoir with sandy beach for swimming - nice for little ones who just like to splash and wade.
4. Crab Cove Visitor Center
4. Crab Cove Visitor Center
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15 local reviews
1231 McKay Avenue, Alameda
Closed now
+1 510-544-3187
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Bilquis & Abraham
Walking on the trail of this park is my favorite part of Alameda for sight seen.You can come to this park and …
Chloe
Find out all about the wildlife in the SF Bay. Cycle around, explore, have a picnic and visit the beach.
Katina
Entry to the park is just a block from the house. Each day we stroll this waterfront preserve which includes p…
4. Crab Cove Visitor Center
4. Crab Cove Visitor Center
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15 local reviews
1231 McKay Avenue, Alameda
Closed now
+1 510-544-3187
Bilquis & Abraham
Bilquis & Abraham
Walking on the trail of this park is my favorite part of Alameda for sight seen.You can come to this park and walk along the water of the ba…
Chloe
Chloe
Find out all about the wildlife in the SF Bay. Cycle around, explore, have a picnic and visit the beach.
Katina
Katina
Entry to the park is just a block from the house. Each day we stroll this waterfront preserve which includes past duck pond, sand beach and …
5. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
5. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
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21 local reviews
1451 8th Street, Alameda
Open now
+1 510-562-7275
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Katina
This beach is a short walk from the house and runs several miles along the island with views of San Francisco …
Don
Because it's the safest beach in the entire Bay Area. San Francisco Beaches are NOT safe due to severe underto…
Frederick
Alameda Beach is located on shoreline drive, it is part of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach. It is a nice san…
5. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
5. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
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21 local reviews
1451 8th Street, Alameda
Open now
+1 510-562-7275
Katina
Katina
This beach is a short walk from the house and runs several miles along the island with views of San Francisco and south. You can hire a bike…
Don
Don
Because it's the safest beach in the entire Bay Area. San Francisco Beaches are NOT safe due to severe undertow. Shoreline Drive in Alameda …
Frederick
Frederick
Alameda Beach is located on shoreline drive, it is part of Robert Crown Memorial State Beach. It is a nice sandy beach that stretches along …
6. Albany Bulb
6. Albany Bulb
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12 local reviews
1 Buchanan Street, Albany
Open now
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Holly
"Peninsula" of infill with Robinson Caruso squatter homes, crazy found/made art installations to hike amongst,…
Elizabeth
There is a small sand beach here, great views, pleasant trails. Interesting found-objects sculptures. At low t…
Amanda
Albany Bulb is a unique little peninsula on the bay right behind Golden Gate Fields racetrack. It's an off lea…
6. Albany Bulb
6. Albany Bulb
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12 local reviews
1 Buchanan Street, Albany
Open now
Holly
Holly
"Peninsula" of infill with Robinson Caruso squatter homes, crazy found/made art installations to hike amongst, and a beach where dogs like t…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
There is a small sand beach here, great views, pleasant trails. Interesting found-objects sculptures. At low tide, the sure-footed can walk …
Amanda
Amanda
Albany Bulb is a unique little peninsula on the bay right behind Golden Gate Fields racetrack. It's an off leash dog area and there are seve…
7. Shorebird Park Nature Center
7. Shorebird Park Nature Center
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3 local reviews
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Lolo
Awesome park in Berkeley with tons of stuff to do for families. Beaches, forest, shoreline walks, Pier, playgr…
Stephanie
Great kid spot on warmer days. There's a park here, and a great little beach spot on the bay where the kids ca…
Stephanie
Great kid spot on warmer days. There's a park here, and a great little beach spot on the bay where the kids ca…
7. Shorebird Park Nature Center
7. Shorebird Park Nature Center
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3 local reviews
Lolo
Lolo
Awesome park in Berkeley with tons of stuff to do for families. Beaches, forest, shoreline walks, Pier, playground, nearby eateries etc..Spe…
Stephanie
Stephanie
Great kid spot on warmer days. There's a park here, and a great little beach spot on the bay where the kids can splash around and roll rocks…
Stephanie
Stephanie
Great kid spot on warmer days. There's a park here, and a great little beach spot on the bay where the kids can splash around and roll rocks…
8. Alameda South Shore Center
8. Alameda South Shore Center
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7 local reviews
523 South Shore Center West, Alameda
Closed now
+1 510-521-8100
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Lasse
Best for day to day shopping: Close to the beach: Trader Joe's, Safeway, 5 Guys and a lot of more stores.
Vala
If you're at the beach in Alameda, this is a great place to stop in for food - Safeway, Panera, Jamba Juice or…
Carolyn E
Groceries, Laundry, Restaurants and Retail.
8. Alameda South Shore Center
8. Alameda South Shore Center
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7 local reviews
523 South Shore Center West, Alameda
Closed now
+1 510-521-8100
Lasse
Lasse
Best for day to day shopping: Close to the beach: Trader Joe's, Safeway, 5 Guys and a lot of more stores.
Vala
Vala
If you're at the beach in Alameda, this is a great place to stop in for food - Safeway, Panera, Jamba Juice or MacDonalds and more, whatever…
Carolyn E
Carolyn E
Groceries, Laundry, Restaurants and Retail.
9. Alameda Beach
9. Alameda Beach
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3 local reviews
2351 Shore Line Dr, Alameda
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Nikki
Nice sandy beach on the shore line. Stationed next to a good variety of shopping and restaurants.
Carolyn E
Nice to walk along the beach at sunset!!
Carolyn E
Nice to walk along the beach at sunset!!
9. Alameda Beach
9. Alameda Beach
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3 local reviews
2351 Shore Line Dr, Alameda
Nikki
Nikki
Nice sandy beach on the shore line. Stationed next to a good variety of shopping and restaurants.
Carolyn E
Carolyn E
Nice to walk along the beach at sunset!!
Carolyn E
Carolyn E
Nice to walk along the beach at sunset!!