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The North Shoreline

As its name suggests, the Bayshore area spreads out along the Bay at San Francisco’s northern edge. This impressive shoreline faces the islands and enjoys unforgettable views of both the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. Historically, the city began its life here, when the Spanish set up a military outpost at the Presidio in 1776. More history can be found at the piers of the northern Embarcadero, including now heavily commercialized PIER 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, where San Francisco’s fishing industry began in the 19th century. But also part of the area is the smart Marina District, with its swanky homes and two yacht clubs. Some ...

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