Boating in Alameda
This is a 2.5 mile beach with sand dunes. The beach hosts Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the east end of the park which harbors aquatic birds and other salt marsh creatures. Crab Cove at the north end of the park is a marine reserve where all plant and animal life is protected. No dogs allowed on beach. There is no boat launch facility. Kayaks, sailboards and windsurfers are available for rent and there are kiteboarding and windsurf lessons offered by the Boardsports School.
This park is relatively undeveloped but appealing because it offers access to a newly opened Bay Trail segment with stunning views of Alameda and San Francisco. This is one of two areas with boat ramps for launching your own boat into the San Francisco Bay. It is located off Central Avenue behind Encinal High School, includes a launching ramp, restrooms, and automobile and trailer parking.
The boat ramp is located at the north end of Grand Street, includes a launching ramp, restrooms, fishing pier, fish cleaning facilities, and automobile and trailer parking.