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Discovering the Bay As enormous and glorious as San Francisco Bay is, it is an easy pace to miss. From the sea, the entrance of the Golden Gate is nearly invisible unless you know it
Angel Island, being the bay’s only island of considerable size and height, is prominent from anywhere in the central bay. Access to Ayala cove, which has the only docks and moorings, is from Racoon Strait.
The north shore of San Francisco forms the southern edge of central San Francisco Bay. There are no singificant hazards for small craft along the shoreline. Be aware of the sometimes strong current and the
The entrance to the Sausalito channel is marked by the Spinnaker restaurant to port, and a red daymark to starboard. Once past the restaurant, observe the 5 kph speed limit. The Spinnaker restaurant does not
Sausalito’s Founding Sausalito has a rich history. It was occupied for centuries by native Americans, as a choice location full of wildlife. In 1822, an English sailor named William Richardson arrived in San Francisco and
The Angel Island State Park site is a great source of information about visiting Angel Island. The entire island is a state park. Once on the island, you can rent bikes, take a tram tour,
For general information about visiting San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau site. If you’re looking for restaurant, a movie, or other entertainment, the San Francisco Chronicle site is an excellent resource.
By Land From San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate bridge and exit at Alexander Avenue at the end of the bridge. Follow Alexander Ave. as it turns into Bridgeway and travels through Sausalito. From the
Sausalito has only a few true waterfront, land-based homes, but there are hundreds of houseboats. Sausalito’s houseboats are perhaps the quintessential waterfront homes on San Francisco. With roots going back to just after World War