You’d never know it, but there was a time when Sea Cliff was deemed unlivable due, in large part, to the fact that going to and from San Francisco’s downtown hub required day-long commutes.
But that didn’t stop fun seekers who were drawn to the area’s beaches, attractions (including the Cliff House and Sutro Baths) and sweeping vistas.
Today, Sea Cliff sits firmly on the City’s list of most desirable neighborhoods for those looking for spacious lots, luscious landscapes, and scenic streets.
In a Word
One of Sea Cliff’s best neighborhood walks is along the Golden Gate National Recreational Area Coastal Trail at Lands End, between the Legion of Honor and the Cliff House. Here, you’ll find spectacular ocean vistas and a variety of places to grab a quick bite before embarking on your return trip.
Shipwrecks from the 20s and 30s can be seen from the trails and viewpoints and remnants of gun batteries — throwbacks from a time when the Fort Miley military reservation operated along the Lands End cliffs — are still scattered throughout the rock outcroppings.
The list of famous people who live or have lived in Sea Cliff is as long as it is impressive. Included among them? Photographer Ansel Adams; actors Robin Williams, Sharon Stone, and Eugene Levy; Twitter founder Jack Dorsey; Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff; and rock guitarists Kirk Hammett and Paul Kantner of Metallica and Jefferson Airplane, respectively.
Why Sea Cliff?
Boasting grand properties, Lincoln Park Golf Course, China Beach, ocean and bay views, family culture, and pristine, park-like pathways, Sea Cliff is one neighborhood where it’s possible to have it all — and do it all.