Posted by Jody on August 26, 2014
“There’s a beach in San Francisco?” We get that a lot! In fact, it’s only a very short jaunt from Fisherman’s Wharf to this popular stretch of sand! Simply head east on Jefferson Street, and you’ll find Aquatic Park Historic Cove and the exceptional city-side Aquatic Park beach.
This entire area is part of the National Park Service’s San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Lots of words…even more fun!
Here you can bike, run, swim, paddle board, play in the sand, or just watch the world go by:
The next time you’re in the City by the Bay, you can use this handy National Park Service site to help plan your visit to San Francisco’s Aquatic Park Cove beach: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. And you’ll, too, be singing ~ “I Left My Heart in San Francisco. High on a hill, it calls to me…”
🎶 “My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me”♬
“I Left My Heart In San Francisco” by George Cory and Douglass Cross
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Posted by Jody on November 4, 2012
The Balclutha is a historic three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged ship berthed at Hyde Street Pier in the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.
Launched in 1886 by the Charles Connell and Company shipyard near Glasgow, Scotland, the ship carried goods around Cape Horn (tip of South America) 17 times.
It took a crew of about 26 men to handle the ship at sea with her complex rigging and 25 sails.
The next time you are visiting The City by the Bay, be sure to stop by and experience this wonderful collection of Pacific Coast maritime history. The San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park also maintains a lovely, family friendly beach with the picture perfect views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hyde Street Pier. We never miss it!
Related post: San Francisco’s Aquatic Park Beach
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge topic is “Geometry.”
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