It's the end of January! Why is it so warm? Because it's winter in San Francisco! Gotta love the reversed seasons here in SF. We call it Jun-uary! Get out there and Urban Hike while the weather is nice. Saltwater, fresh air, and a dog friendly beach is just what the doctor ordered after being stuck in the flat with a cold for almost 2 weeks! Yikes!
Fort Funston was named in honor of Frederick N. Funston (1865–1917), a General in the United States Arm.
Even cooler historical fact, my brother and I had our birthday parties here. Birthday cake with a little wind-blown beach sand, sandy feet and lot running around laughing and freezing. Great memories at this beach!
Lost of parking (not sure it's free), two sets of bathrooms and a Dutch sand ladders leading down to the beach. A Dutch sand ladder is a cable ladder with rungs usually made of wood - Great leg work-out on the way back up to the parking lot.
Above the beach are a network of trails for hiking, horseback riding or off-lease dog walking. The trails are lined with trees to protect hikers from the wind and it's great for dogs to exploring the area.
Decaying structure on the beach, now home to some fish street art.
I don't know what these big, round circles are? Do you?
This area (San Francisco Defense Area Site SF-61R), is part of the California State Military Museum - read about the history and use of Fort Funston before is was a public beach.
Fort Funston, San Francisco. Mosaic octopus at Fort Funston. Street art made with found sea glass or beach glass on the outfall structure on the beach.
Doggie street art at on the watershed or outfall structure
Submarine discharge pipeline next to the sewer overflow structure - The sewage overflow receives only primary treatment, excluding bacterial disinfection, before being released from overflow structures into the ocean.
Please check the water condition before swimming after a big storm. You can here at SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION website.
Decaying wooden pillars on the southend of the beach at Fort Funston.
No leash needed at this beach. Dog heaven!
Reminder! This is a dog friendly beach. If you do not like off-leash dog, maybe this isn't your spot!
Long our 2 hour exploration, we saw many dead and half dead crabs. I tried to put one back in the water. The birds were really enjoying their fresh crab! Most birds at this beach are seagulls and Bank Swallows
Look at that old ice-chest! Fort Funston 1977 - Brother's birthday party
Family Birthday party - Ski jackets on in the parking lot of Fort Funston 1977 - best birthday party!