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Old 02-11-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Default A Beach in Oakland?

Could Oakland utilize Radio Beach into an attraction for locals and tourists?

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Radio Beach is Oakland’s nearest thing to a natural beach. It’s city land, on the north side of the Bay Bridge approach past the toll plaza. There is no lonelier or prettier spot on Oakland’s waterfront
Radio Beach Oakland Geology

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Btw, Oakland does have Lake Temescal, which has an artificial recreational beach, and attracts hundreds of thousands of people annually.

Temescal Regional Recreation Area

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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I don't see that happening. That area is too cold most of the year for starters.

Don't even get me started on Lake Temescal.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, CA
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Horrible idea. Cold, dirty, not exactly the place I think about when the word "beach" is brought up.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I don't see that happening. That area is too cold most of the year for starters.

Don't even get me started on Lake Temescal.
What about Lake Temescal, I want to hear?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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I think it's more of an oddity which adds to the city's uniqueness, and at best is a "hidden gem" with a great view, like Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Radio beach is pretty cool, but it's WAYYYY too cold/windy most of the time.

I like that it's sort of a hidden spot that not many people know about though
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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What about Lake Temescal, I want to hear?
That lake has a tendency to periodically close due to high bacteria counts. Makes one wonder how often people are in it before it's detected. it's not the cleanest body of water. Lake Anza is a much better option.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
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Alameda is the best beach option close to Oakland, and it's cold most of the time.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: AK, CA, FL, WA, AUS
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That lake has a tendency to periodically close due to high bacteria counts. Makes one wonder how often people are in it before it's detected. it's not the cleanest body of water. Lake Anza is a much better option.
Lake Anza
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Alameda is the best beach option close to Oakland, and it's cold most of the time.
That isn't all that clean either. I wouldn't go in the water.
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