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Dangerous Entry

Trip Overview

One must park up at the top of the hill and haul your boat down a very steep incline, it is paved. Lawns on either side, and restrooms towards the top of the hill. The launch site is dangerous, as there is nothing but broken cement which is slick with seaweed and there are rocks just off the lunch area which are also covered in seaweed, check the tides. Once in the water you can paddle under a pier this is frequented by fisherman should be aware of lines. The views of the East Bay are absolutely beautiful, one can see the Richmond San Rafael bridge and paddling to the south you paddle right by the Romberg Tiburon Center for Ocean Studies, rounding this bluff can result in a dramatic increase of wind and there are numerous boats in the area. Views of Mount Tamalpais are spectacular. One can choose to paddle towards Angel Island, Corte Madera, The East Bay (be mindful of shipping lanes) or North up towards San Rafael... well worth the trip.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing, Fishing, Photography
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean
  • Portage Description: It is possible and less dangerous to enter and exit the water through the yacht club nearby however that would mean bringing two cars since it is a very long walk
Launch area is unsafe I have spoken to the county parks about it
The wind and waves can pick up. Traveling towards angel island when can encounter whitecaps and numerous powerboats keep a lookout and check the weather before you go. Fog can come in in the afternoon dropping temps in increasing wind within minutes

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