Aquatic Park Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama showing the beach in the Aquatic Park of San Francisco. The picture was taken in early spring on an overcast day. It was quite cold and there were not many people about, though a few hardy souls were swimming across the water wearing wet suits.
Aquatic Park Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Aquatic Park Beach - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Aquatic Park Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
At the Aquatic Park in San Francisco is a small beach protected from the open water by the Municipal Pier, which encircles the western side of the park. Several boats are moored just offshore from the beach. The white building on the beach-front seen in this picture is a maritime museum which, at the time this image was taken, was closed for refurbishment.
Next door is the Visitor's Center for the National Maritime Historical Park. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park which contains numerous historical ships (fees apply), clearly seen on the satellite view of the Google map of San Francisco. These include the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, the USS Pampanito Submarine, the Eureka ferryboat and the Balclutha tall ship whose tall masts and rigging can be seen in this panorama. Behind the beach is Victoria Park, where the turnaround for the cable car is found. Nearby is Ghirardelli Square, famous for Ghirardelli which serves amazing chocolate drinks and deserts.
There is a lot of free car parking here but unless you come very early in the morning, it tends to become full up rapidly. More parking is available west at Fort Mason. Toilets and seating benches are available along the shore.
Between Hyde Street Pier and Beach Street.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Cable Car: Aquatic Park turning point.