Spectacular views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

Spectacular views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge from the San Francisco shoreline

From the San Francisco waterfront there are specatcular views of the Bay.

San Francisco Bay is the largest Pacific estuary in the Americas and the main part of the bay measures three to twelve miles (5–19 km) wide east-to-west and somewhere between 48 miles (77 km) and 60 miles (97 km) north-to-south.  

There are five large islands in San Francisco Bay of which a few are visable from the San Francisco Shorline. 

Isolated in the center of the Bay is Alcatraz Island, the site of the famous federal penitentiary. The federal prison on Alcatraz Island no longer functions, but the complex is now a National Park and a very popular tourist desination. 

Angel Island was known as "Ellis Island West" because it served as the entry point for immigrants from East Asia. It is now a California State Park accessible by ferry from Fishermans Wharf and aso from Tiburon CA.

Mountainous Yerba Buena Island is pierced by a tunnel linking the east and west spans of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.

Attached to the north of Yerba Buuna Island is the artificial and flat Treasure Island, site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. From the Second World War until the 1990s, both islands served as military bases and are now being redeveloped.

 

More info: 17 Fun and Weird Facts about Alcatraz Island and Prison

 

 

SF Bay Information provided by: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay

Work used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0

 

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