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Sharp Park Beach extends along the waterfront on either side of Pacifica’s 1,140-foot-long municipal pier, one of the most popular fishing sites along the coast. Little sand is exposed to the north of the pier. On the south end, a long strand of the black sandy beach lies adjacent to Sharp Park Golf Course and extends to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Mori Point. Teeming with wildlife, seabirds, and spring wildflowers, the area features the Coastal Trail along the berm between the beach, Laguna Salada wetlands (critical habitat for the endangered San Francisco garter snake and California red-legged frog), and the golf course. Visitors should use caution as the surf and rip currents have a reputation to be powerful and dangerous.
Time: Second Saturday of the month from 9am-11am. Check our online monthly calendar for exact dates. Rain may cancel the cleanup. If you’ve registered in advance, you’ll receive a cancellation notice. If you have not registered, check our calendar for the latest information.
Where to Meet: At the corner of Beach Blvd and Clarendon at the start of the Levee.
Parking: Street parking is free.
Cleanup Areas: Volunteers clean the beach, streets, parking lots, the pier and the promenade.
Supplies: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves. Extra gloves, buckets, pickup sticks and specific tools for this site cleanup will be provided while supplies last. Because we are never sure of the weather, make sure to bring extra layers, a hat, sunblock, water and snacks.
Litter: Expect picking up small pieces of styrofoam, cigarette butts, bottles, cans and plastic trash from this popular beach site.
Restrooms: Yes. Located at the pier down the street from the meetup spot at Beach Boulevard and Clarendon.
Great for families. Bring the kids and friends to beach cleanups and restoration projects. See where plastics end up and why it’s important to reduce plastic use and commit to more sustainable agriculture and fishing with less adverse human impact.
Be sure to RSVP, sign a waiver (if applicable) and check with the mentioned organizer to confirm details in advance.
Some snorkel, dive or beach cleanups may require proper certification and being comfortable in or around the water and familiar with water safety. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out. Mahalo 🤙
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