Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda

I participated in a super fun 5K run (See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon and 5K San Francisco Bay Area) yesterday morning at Crown Memorial State Beach / Crab Cove in Alameda. What a gorgeous place to run! There’s a paved trail that runs along the bay (the beach is 2.5 miles long!), perfect for strollers or a bike ride with the kids.  I’ve been to the Crab Cove section many times in the past with my son, as this is a great beach for little kids with a cute Visitor Center, but this was my first time running in Alameda.  I’ll be back soon!

For more information about Crown Memorial State Beach:

To find an upcoming See Jane Run event:

I snapped a quick iPhone photo of Crab Cove (the finish line)…



  1. Congratulations on your run! It must have been very exhilarating! 🙂


    1. There’s nothing like beginning your day running with several thousand women. Definitely exhilarating! 🙂 I highly recommend it.


  2. Alex Jones says:

    It has been a while since I have done a proper running race. Congrats on your race.


    1. Thanks! I’ve been recovering from a calf injury, so it felt great to be out there running again.


  3. Mark in Sumpter says:

    awesome….I used to walk at Crab Cove when I was stationed in Alameda as a Marine Corps Recruiter….never thought I’d see that place again! 🙂


    1. A beautiful place to be stationed!


      1. Mark in Sumpter says:

        oh yes…certainly one of my favorite places – really enjoyed Alameda – San Fran area…..started out at Treasure Island… 🙂


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