Best islands in East Bay, CA

Check out the top islands in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Forbidden Island
1. Forbidden Island
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17 local reviews
1304 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Open now
+1 510-749-0332
BarNight clubPoint of interest
Finley
AMAZING tiki bar in Alameda! Best bar on the island.
Nicky
Rated the best Tiki Bar in the US, this is a must visit! You will be transported to the islands of he Pacific…
Nicky
Rated the best Tiki Bar in the US, this is a must visit! You will be transported to the islands of he Pacific…
1. Forbidden Island
1. Forbidden Island
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17 local reviews
1304 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda
Open now
+1 510-749-0332
Finley
Finley
AMAZING tiki bar in Alameda! Best bar on the island.
Nicky
Nicky
Rated the best Tiki Bar in the US, this is a must visit! You will be transported to the islands of he Pacific with great drinks and fun loc…
Nicky
Nicky
Rated the best Tiki Bar in the US, this is a must visit! You will be transported to the islands of he Pacific with great drinks and fun loc…
2. Crab Cove Visitor Center
2. Crab Cove Visitor Center
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15 local reviews
1231 McKay Avenue, Alameda
Closed now
+1 510-544-3187
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Carolyn E
A wonderful nature niche on our island community, a great place to experience (hands on) the aquatic nature of…
Lia and Gregg
If you're in the area ore looking for a place to go on the weekend this is an excellent walk. Certain days of …
Daniel
On a sunny day, this is really one of the best spots on the island. Weekends can be a little too busy for my t…
2. Crab Cove Visitor Center
2. Crab Cove Visitor Center
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15 local reviews
1231 McKay Avenue, Alameda
Closed now
+1 510-544-3187
Carolyn E
Carolyn E
A wonderful nature niche on our island community, a great place to experience (hands on) the aquatic nature of our beautiful San Francisco b…
Lia and Gregg
Lia and Gregg
If you're in the area ore looking for a place to go on the weekend this is an excellent walk. Certain days of the week the museum is open so…
Daniel
Daniel
On a sunny day, this is really one of the best spots on the island. Weekends can be a little too busy for my taste, but it always reminds me…
3. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
3. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
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21 local reviews
1451 8th Street, Alameda
Closing soon
+1 510-562-7275
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Katina
This beach is a short walk from the house and runs several miles along the island with views of San Francisco …
Laura
Alameda has 2.5 miles of beach with a boardwalk and bike path. Enjoy stellar views of SF and Bay Farm Island.
Joanna
If you don't feel like a long drive to the Pacific, this is a great place for little waders to make sandcastle…
3. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
3. Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
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21 local reviews
1451 8th Street, Alameda
Closing soon
+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…
Laura
Laura
Alameda has 2.5 miles of beach with a boardwalk and bike path. Enjoy stellar views of SF and Bay Farm Island.
Joanna
Joanna
If you don't feel like a long drive to the Pacific, this is a great place for little waders to make sandcastles on the bay. A visitors cent…
4. Alameda Main Street Terminal
4. Alameda Main Street Terminal
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15 local reviews
2990 Main Street, Alameda
(415) 705-8200
Transit stationPoint of interestEstablishment
Marcela
Ferry to Oakland, San Francisco, Angel Island and South San Francisci
Marilyn and Alan
Nice way to commute to SF. A chance to be on the bay. Can also travel to Angel Island on Summer weekends.
Marilyn And Alan
Nice way to commute to SF. A chance to be on the bay. Can also travel to Angel Island on Summer weekends.
4. Alameda Main Street Terminal
4. Alameda Main Street Terminal
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15 local reviews
2990 Main Street, Alameda
(415) 705-8200
Marcela
Marcela
Ferry to Oakland, San Francisco, Angel Island and South San Francisci
Marilyn and Alan
Marilyn and Alan
Nice way to commute to SF. A chance to be on the bay. Can also travel to Angel Island on Summer weekends.
Marilyn And Alan
Marilyn And Alan
Nice way to commute to SF. A chance to be on the bay. Can also travel to Angel Island on Summer weekends.
5. Alameda
5. Alameda
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5 local reviews
Alameda, Alameda
LocalityPolitical
Francis
Alameda is a beautiful island near San Francisco
Katina
Charming small town on an island in San Francisco Bay with beaches, restaurants, biking, windsurfing, parking…
Francis
Alameda is a beautiful island near San Francisco
5. Alameda
5. Alameda
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5 local reviews
Alameda, Alameda
Francis
Francis
Alameda is a beautiful island near San Francisco
Katina
Katina
Charming small town on an island in San Francisco Bay with beaches, restaurants, biking, windsurfing, parking, no crowded, safe. Easy acce…
Francis
Francis
Alameda is a beautiful island near San Francisco
6. Bay Bridge Trail
6. Bay Bridge Trail
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4 local reviews
Bay Bridge Trail, Oakland
Route
Evan
You can now walk or bike all the way to Treasure Island
Philip
Only East Bay bridge with a walk way. It won't get you all the to SF . The future end point will be Treasure I…
Philip
Only East Bay bridge with a walk way. It won't get you all the to SF . The future end point will be Treasure I…
6. Bay Bridge Trail
6. Bay Bridge Trail
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4 local reviews
Bay Bridge Trail, Oakland
Evan
Evan
You can now walk or bike all the way to Treasure Island
Philip
Philip
Only East Bay bridge with a walk way. It won't get you all the to SF . The future end point will be Treasure Island--it is about a 1/2 mile …
Philip
Philip
Only East Bay bridge with a walk way. It won't get you all the to SF . The future end point will be Treasure Island--it is about a 1/2 mile …
7. Jack London Square Ferry Terminal
7. Jack London Square Ferry Terminal
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18 local reviews
Boat or Ferry
Kappi
Easy Access to San Francisco/Oakland and Angel Island.
Susan
There is validated parking available in the garage across the street. This is a fun option for transportation …
Monica
Ride the Ferry to San Francisco and see the Bay and City from the water! Takes about 25 minutes to cross and …
7. Jack London Square Ferry Terminal
7. Jack London Square Ferry Terminal
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18 local reviews
Kappi
Kappi
Easy Access to San Francisco/Oakland and Angel Island.
Susan
Susan
There is validated parking available in the garage across the street. This is a fun option for transportation to San Francisco and then onto…
Monica
Monica
Ride the Ferry to San Francisco and see the Bay and City from the water! Takes about 25 minutes to cross and has beautiful views and drinks…
8. Alameda Island Brewing Company
8. Alameda Island Brewing Company
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4 local reviews
1716 Park St, Alameda
Closing soon
(510) 217-8885
FoodPoint of interestEstablishment
Shamar
Another great brewery, located at the foot of Park Street in Alameda -- which is packed with great food and sh…
Heather
Alameda Island Brewing Company is a microbrewery. A welcoming space for families (kids are welcome) and even d…
Sharon
Another local brewery that serves several good beers. No food, but plenty of restaurants nearby on Park Street…
8. Alameda Island Brewing Company
8. Alameda Island Brewing Company
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4 local reviews
1716 Park St, Alameda
Closing soon
(510) 217-8885
Shamar
Shamar
Another great brewery, located at the foot of Park Street in Alameda -- which is packed with great food and shopping, though you might not l…
Heather
Heather
Alameda Island Brewing Company is a microbrewery. A welcoming space for families (kids are welcome) and even dogs. Alameda Island’s facility…
Sharon
Sharon
Another local brewery that serves several good beers. No food, but plenty of restaurants nearby on Park Street.