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A number of regional parks provide access to the shore of the bay.
Coyote Hills RP, near Newark, CA (1978).
One of the finest beaches on the California coast, this was for years posted as no trespassing.
Garrapata Beach, Garrapata SP, near Carmel Highlands, CA (1977).
San Francisco Bay provides an invaluable open space in the very heart of the metropolitan area.
northwest over San Francisco Bay from Newark, CA (1978).
Urban renewal converted this pier for pedestrian access.
pedestrian access pier, the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA (1991).
The canals at Venice, though small and polluted, still provide a little open space in the concrete wasteland of Los Angeles.
Venice, Los Angeles, CA (1988).