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A waterfront town since its founding in the mid-1800s, San Francisco has an extensive waterfront and is the bay’s centerpiece. The north shore includes the San Francisco Marina, Aquatic Park, Fishermans’ Wharf, and Pier 39. Along the east shore are the few remaining commercial piers, the Ferry Building, South Beach Harbor, and SBC Park.
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
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
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.