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Aquatic Park

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This waterfront area, once part of Fort Mason, is now a complex for museums and artists.
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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
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All reviews maritime museum open water ghirardelli square nice beach fisherman's wharf the golden gate bridge swimmers dolphins protected shore boating stroll bay alcatraz boats benches
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

A very pretty park along the Bay with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, next to a very elegant upscale neighborhood.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This sheltered cove and park just behind the Ghirardelli building and Maritime museum is pretty and scenic. No dogs are allowed on the tiny sandy beach there is. Plenty of places to sit down unwind, and watch the sea.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

This Park is right between Ghirardelli Square and the Cable Car turnaround and provides a nice break from walking/sightseeing. Plenty of benches overlooking the water, the GG bridge, and Alcatraz to sit and watch the world go by. Also there are open water swimmers that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marbenPa
Reviewed April 29, 2018

One of the City's prettiest locations - we attended a wedding reception at the Maritme Museum and strolled the area...breathtaking views and a sherbet sunset. Fun location.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kerry D
Reviewed March 14, 2018

If you are an open water swimmer, Aquatic Park Cove and the two venerable swimming and boating clubs on its shore are well worth a visit, even if you don't have time for a dip. Both the Dolphin Club and the South-End club have been...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank metolius
Reviewed January 21, 2018

The place was very clean with sweeping views of the Marina and the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Bridge. My overall experience was very relaxing and nice - with a big tree to rest your tired body after a good amount of walking (I stayed...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Not very pretty. At least Ghiradelli's is near by. Didn't make it to the museum near by. Concrete jungle.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JenniferL3987
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I love this little beach for a break from walking. You can sit an enjoy the beautiful scenery. One of my favorite places in SAan Francisco.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Erin S
Reviewed August 31, 2017

To be able to anchor in the aquatic park is a highlight per many sailboaters. Tight restrictions and permit needed- however once in here, places you in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. Great views. Unfortunately there is not a dingy dock to secure to for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Debbie B
Reviewed June 22, 2017

We liked the Aquatic park area. The whole park kept very clean and was a nice area to relax, take a walk, take in the sights, sit by the water, or even take a trolley car.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Brenda T
July 13, 2016|
Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
No this part is free. There are areas in which you can sit and eat.
May 26, 2016|
Response from StanleyandMarie | Reviewed this property |
Cannot say for certain, however, we do not recall seeing any rental locations.