Kayak Put-In Info for: Aquatic Park, San Francisco
Overview: Aquatic park is very popular with swimmers for it's calm (cold) water easy access, and gentle protected beach. Recently, swimmers were being accosted by an aggressive sea lion protecting it's territory. Nevertheless, Aquatic park is a safe place to launch you boat to head out into the San Francisco Bay. Destinations from here include heading to Horseshoe cove, Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, and out under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Parking: Parking is a bit of a hassle here, as it is tight and metered. I usually opt for the nearby Crissy Field launch. Ghirardelli Square is a great place to get quarters (and chocolate) if you need to feed the meters (and yourself).
Facilities: There are bathrooms with running water and cold water showers. Generally these facilities are sandy and somewhat dirty.
Amenities: Ghirardelli Square is just up the hill from Aquatic Park.
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Cautions: While the water in Aquatic Park is protected, as soon as you head out side, you will be in the open bay. Watch out for swimmers - the are hard to see even from your kayak.