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Sea Cliff (2)

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 February 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

a closer view of the expensive San Francisco neighborhood - above Baker Beach

One of my favorite treats around the times of the New and Full Moons each month - is that we get extreme tides. At low tide during these periods - it is possible to walk from Baker to China Beach (around that granite promontory at right) without even getting your feet too wet. It is a fabulous experience!

>>> Disclaimer - Important - Read this before attempting this walk:

The sea can be dangerous and tidal rips are common along all northern California beaches. Keep an eye out on the water at all times. Rouge waves can develop that are suddenly larger than the waves that have been coming in. Know the tide charts for the Golden Gate and end your walk before the tide changes - otherwise you can become cut-off from getting back and it is a very long walk around. Do not attempt this walk during times of storm or when large waves are forecast.

[tomorrow]: we explore what is within those trees - just beyond the Sea Cliff homes...

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ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Looks like Cristo visited the house in the middle. I found guys sleeping in those trees, it will be interesting to see what you discovered. best...jerry

13 Feb 2010 6:26am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

it could be great living up there

13 Feb 2010 9:28am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

what a beautiful looking place - must be some big bucks to live there......glad your lawyer added the disclaimer to your post - wouldn't want you to get into a lawsuit!!!

13 Feb 2010 1:07pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great place, nice one

13 Feb 2010 3:23pm

David from Detroit, United States

Precarious!

13 Feb 2010 4:14pm

alex centrella from California, United States

well caught . i know that area well..

13 Feb 2010 11:08pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

just a beautiful neighborhood in general. love this place!

14 Feb 2010 12:00am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

What a great place to live and your words of wisdom about the sea are the same the world over.I grew up on the Atlantic coast of Wales and every year tourists and visitors got into trouble because they don´t inform themselves about tides,currents and rips !!!

14 Feb 2010 11:52am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: We have deaths here every year. Most memorable was a few years back when a group of high school kids arrived here from Utah. Two of the kids had never seen the ocean before. Excited - they bolted off the school bus at ocean beach - and in a flash - their lives were over.

Just yesterday - 40 km south of here, the annual 'Maverick's' surf competition drew huge crowds. Many observers were swept off the jetty into the sea by a pair of waves. Heroic rescues from the rocky surf ensued. There were no deaths - but thirteen people were hospitalized with broken bones. A lucky day for all of the victims - and one that will no doubt have officials placing far greater restrictions on viewing future contests.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Looks expensive. Are those perches secure? And yes, jetties are very dangerous....I'd never head out onto a jetty when there was any chance of a wave cresting it.

14 Feb 2010 8:34pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Lots to discover..... What beautiful terrain

17 Feb 2010 5:48pm