Other helpful websites Yes, we have our own website,
but we’re closely tied to the city as a whole. For more
information about Alameda’s government, attractions,
newspapers and more, check out the links on this page!
Attractions in West Alameda
Here are a few of the things that make the West
National Wildlife Refuge
(website) At the northwest corner
of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, this wildlife
refuge protects endangered Least Tern colonies and Brown Pelicans, while providing
nature education and recreation.
Oakland Ferry(website) Take the ferry to the San Francisco
Ferry Building, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf, or Oakland. Special
ferries visit Angel Island and take fans to AT&T Park for
Antiques by the Bay
(website) At Alameda Point on the first Sunday
of each month, over 800 dealers show their merchandise at the
Antiques and Collectibles Faire.
Ballena Bay Marina and Yacht Club
(website) Turn off Central at the Ballena
Bay signs, and you’ll find yourself next
to the Bay with fine walking trails, a Marina and spectacular views of the San
City View Skate Park If
you like skateboarding, you’ll love the volunteer-built skate park at
(website) Our own community college with a varied curriculum
including more than 300 liberal arts, science and technology
Cove (website) A unique Visitor Center, shoreline and wildlife habitat
for education and enjoyment.
(website) A 2.5-mile warm, shallow beach
with sand dunes bordering a bicycle trail and a bathhouse at
the west end. The Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest is
held here in June. Swimming, windsurfing, picnic tables, and
Farmers' Market(website) Year-round Farmers' Market at Haight
Avenue and Webster Streets offers freshly picked produce, baked
goods, fresh seafood, flowers, and other goodies weekly on Tuesday
and Saturday mornings.
Air Museum (website) Visit the educational community
center at Alameda Point and learn how the Alameda Naval Air
Station served the nation during World War II, Korea, Vietnam
and Desert Storm.
Cellars Winery(website) Winemaking in Alameda? We may not
grow the grapes, but all the rest happens here on Main Street.
Stop by for a free tasting.
(website) Come aboard the aircraft
carrier that served our country in World War II and recovered
the Apollo 11 and 12 astronauts, the first men on the
moon! Open daily at Pier 3 at Alameda Point.
Washington Park, and other city parks (website) Washington Park, near Crown
Beach, has a playground, picnicking, tennis, softball, soccer,
horseshoe pits, basketball, volleyball – even an off-leash
dog park with separate areas for small and large dogs. The
Encinal Boat Ramp, off Central Avenue behind Encinal High
School, includes a free launching ramp, restrooms, and car
and trailer parking.