Crissy Field, San Francisco

March 20, 2010

Crissy Field is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and former airfield. It is part of the Presidio Army Bases and is situated right along San Francisco Bay. Crissy Field Beach is popular with wind and kite surfers. The former airfield is essentially a two miles long meadow and a promenade. There are also dunes and a stretch of restored wetlands. Views include the city, the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda, the Bay and Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands across the Bay. This is a nice shooting location in the late afternoon light. Nearby attractions include the Marina DistrictSan Francisco Yacht Club, and the Wave Organ.

Crissy Field Beach, the promenade, the marsh and the former airfield, as seen from Lincoln Boulevard

The new and temporary Crissy Field Center. There is also a coffee shop and an office of the Park Service.

Crissy Field is popular with locals, dog owners, tourists and people who just want to walk or jog. You can rent a bike or pedal car, or you can just hang out at the beach.

The Marina District in the background

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