Talk:Ocean Beach, San Francisco

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Wd like to add:

Much of the land adjacent to Ocean Beach that later became the Sunset district, Richmond district, and Golden Gate Park, was sand. Adolph Sutro, who once mayor of SF, owned a good deal of SF land, including that which held the Cliff House and Sutro Baths, just north of Ocean Beach, where on weekends they had races or buggies or promenades on the one road there. Though Wiki has a good article on Golden Gate Park, mentioning Scottish gardener John McClaren, for whom McClaren Park and McClaren Golf Courses were named, I don't think it mentions Sutro [and I'm not sure that he did!] having imported Australian eucalyptus trees that grew on its top soil placed over the sand. Sutro's home was what later became beautifuol Sutro Heights Park, which he used 18 gardeners to maintain. There's some information and great old time photos at this site:,50&Title~=S&cmd=all&Id=209

More photos here:

DonL 10:04, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

Unverified claims?[edit]

What's the deal with the "unverified claims" tag? I don't see anything here on the talk page. If no one objects, I will remove the tag. Florihupf 01:17, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Done so. Florihupf 07:56, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

our daughters name[edit]

we named our daughter Ocean and her surname is bBeach, so our daughter was a real life Ocean Beach, i only found out about this place after she died in 2006 aged 8 weeks, and we wo.uld really like to visit ther one day —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:36, 1 January 2010 (UTC)

Request for completion of Merge[edit]

As a consensus has been reached that the article Ocean Beach public policy be merged with this article I would request an admin to kindly complete this merge so as to delist the article from the merge list. Thanks and regards Wikishagnik (talk) 15:57, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Fact vs POV?[edit]

The third paragraph in the “Surfing” section exhibits the point of view of a select group of surfers who think of themselves as the Ocean Beach “enforcers.” Kelly’s Cove is their “turf.” That the local surfers at Kelly’s are the most dedicated surfers in San Francisco is pure hyperbole. In any case, this POV (and attitude) is one not universally accepted by local, native surfers at Ocean Beach. Most local, native San Francisco surfers paddle out at whatever section of the beach is breaking best on any given day, and tend to leave the “enforcing” up to the big, cold, and gnarly nature of Ocean Beach waves. Kelly’s Cove is not usually the best part of the beach at which to surf, it certainly is not the roughest. In fact, because of its position at the far north end of the beach, Kelly’s Cove tends to suffer the most from the swell deflecting influence of the Marin headlands and Point Reyes. As such, the waves at Kelly’s are usually significantly smaller than those at other locations along the nearly 3 miles of peaks between Fulton Street and Sloat Boulevard. Usually the “roughest” part of Ocean Beach is the middle of that stretch; the section most exposed to the prevailing swell direction . . . the “enforcers” at Kelly’s notwithstanding. Hijodeoso (talk) 20:23, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, but Wikipedia is no place for anecdote vs anecdote. Find a cite. Kortoso (talk) 17:40, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

"External links"[edit]

They are not external links. They all lead to Wikipedia. Kortoso (talk) 17:37, 13 June 2014 (UTC)