Bayview San Francisco Sea Glass Caution

(San Franciscio, California, USA)

Bayview District aerial view

Bayview District aerial view

I just wanted to comment on the post about this location ~ The Bayview Dist in San Francisco

It does not have Ocean Access.

It is on the East side of the city and if there are any "Beaches" it would be the Bay. 

This area is a known toxic wasteland where back in the day, the slaughterhouses, tanneries, and glue factories set up shop and used the bay as a dumping ground. 

This area of SF is also well known for high crime. 

There is however an area where people hike or walk their dogs ~ Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

If you look at a map it looks like it has beach access (bay) but there is No shore.

The water goes right up to a little cliff that has been planted with erosion control grasses.

I would disregard this location without more specific info as to where exactly it is located because nobody should go wandering around the Bayview district where stray bullets are a part of everyday living!

I am an SF native and just thought it was worth mentioning!

I have not found any glass on SF Beaches since I was a kid although  haven't looked much in the past 5 or 10 years.  I am only referring to Beaches within San Francisco city limits. 

If anyone else knows or has found sea glass in SF, please email me at miss415x @ gmail . com if you'd share with a native!

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Dec 29, 2021
Bunch of NIMBYs
by: Anonymous

Came here looking for great sea glass conversations in the bay area, but leaving after seeing these disgraceful pearl-clutching comments. Stray bullets? Public housing? What is this forum? A sea glass enthusiasts board, or a 1950s housewives book club?

You're statistically MUCH more likely to die in a car crash on the way to any given beach in the US than you are to die of a stray bullet in Bayview. Give me a break!

Nov 27, 2014
Hunters Point- Yuck
by: Gail

Use caution guys, it is a distasteful area, to say the least. 

I cannot imagine where a good beach would be there.

 And I lived in SF for years and know it very well.

Thank you for bringing this out, Gail.

I, for one, am old enough to remember the Hunter's Point riots of 1966, about 50 miles from where I lived at the time. The neighborhood has never recovered.

A report by Stanford University states in part "..., in 2007 the San Francisco Housing Authority found that seven out of the cityโ€™s eight most distressed public housing projects are located in, or very near to, Hunters Point. These statistics reflect the gravity of the many challenges that currently face the Hunters Point community, including high rates of poverty, devastating gang violence and crime rates,
inadequate housing, and limited employment opportunities."

For an brief but excellent report on the riot and the neighborhood now, see on Youtube - "Race Riot of 1966" - Bay View Hunter's Point: SF's Last Black Neighborhood? PART 3 of 5.

David at Odyssey Sea Glass

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