San Francisco Beaches

Written by Jed Clark

When you are planning a vacation to Maui or Rio de Janeiro you may put beaches onrepparttar top of you list of things to see. However, when planning a trip to San Francisco, you may have heard of North Beach, but North Beach doesn't have any beaches (thoughrepparttar 151140 neighborhood was named after a beach that used to be on its north shoreline). If fact, San Francisco has several beaches that provide diversions for residents and visitors alike.

Make no mistake about it, San Francisco is not Los Angeles. Unless it's an exceptional day, San Francisco beaches tend to be a little chilly, windy and foggy. However, this should not deter you from enjoying a nice afternoon atrepparttar 151141 beach. Many San Francisco beaches have beautiful panoramic views ofrepparttar 151142 Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse andrepparttar 151143 Golden Gate Bridge. Just be prepared with a sweatshirt or jacket in addition to your shorts or swim suit. Because ofrepparttar 151144 latitude of San Francisco,repparttar 151145 waters may be too cold for swimming (unless you brought your wet suit). Bring your beach towels, a sand bucket, a good book, a kite and a Frisbee to makerepparttar 151146 best of your afternoon atrepparttar 151147 beach.

San Francisco's most popular beaches are Ocean Beach and Baker Beach. Although East Beach at Crissy Field inrepparttar 151148 Presidio has become quite popular sincerepparttar 151149 restoration of Crissy Field.

Ocean Beach is San Francisco's largest and longest beach running 5 miles uprepparttar 151150 entire west side of San Francisco. The northern end of San Francisco Ocean Beach popular among locals, surfers and visitors. The Cliff House towers above Ocean Beach perched onrepparttar 151151 edge of a coastal bluff that bordersrepparttar 151152 north end ofrepparttar 151153 beach. The beach is perfect for building sand sculptures and hosts a yearly sand sculpture contest. Ocean Beach has a very slight slope, making it ideal for wading inrepparttar 151154 surf. Surfers wearing wet suits are a common sight along this section of Ocean Beach.

Greenland – The Misunderstood Land of Intrigue

Written by Rick Chapo

Say “Greenland” and a traveler immediately thinks of a giant slab of ice. With attractions such as Disko Bay, Motzfeldt So Lake, andrepparttar hikes around Qaqortoq, Greenland is great for travelers looking for something offrepparttar 151080 beaten path.

Disko Bay

Disko Bay isrepparttar 151081 home to massive icebergs. By massive, I am talking icebergsrepparttar 151082 size of large buildings. The icebergs are simply everywhere. Watching one of these giants shrug off a few hundred thousand pounds of ice is a sight you will never forget. More than a few people have suggested a one day boat cruise around Disko Bay isrepparttar 151083 most impressive you could ever take.

Motzfeldt So Lake

If hiking is a mandatory part of your vacation plan, Lake Motzfeldt is for you. The lake is enclosed by glaciers, has it’s own icebergs and is a stunning color of green. The peeks surroundingrepparttar 151084 lake top out above 5,000 feet. There are hundreds of stunning hikes aroundrepparttar 151085 lake with nearly all winding between immense glaciers. Staring up atrepparttar 151086 beautiful monsters will make your mind swirl.


Qaqortoq is a harbor town inrepparttar 151087 South of Greenland. Meaning “the white”, Qaqortoq has a population of a little over 3,000 people. The town isrepparttar 151088 location ofrepparttar 151089 stone and people project, which involves sculptors creating marble pieces and placing them throughoutrepparttar 151090 town. It is an impressive site, particularly during summer when flowers sprout with a vengeance throughoutrepparttar 151091 area.

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