Allison Walks…the North Side of Ocean Beach
For this walk (which you can see by looking through the slideshow and reading the captions) I started at Fulton Street and walked in the sand all the way up to the Sutro Baths, climbed up the hillside, ate at Louis’ and then walked back to the car by way of the sidewalk that hugs the road.
On a difficulty scale of 1 to 10, this walk is an 8. Walking on the beach sand is awkward and potentially ankle-twisting, and then the climb up the side of the Sutro Baths area is aggressive with a capital A. I don’t recommend doing that if you have heart trouble, etc.
I also recommend bringing a scarf, hat and gloves because the wind is ridiculous. Oh, and I have to give credit to my brother, Kelly, who walked with me and contributed all of these photos. His camera so much fancier than mine. Thanks, Kelly!
Hi. My name is Allison and I am a recent transplant from the Florida Keys, a chain of tiny islands that has one main, stick-straight road, and the impossibility of getting lost. After moving to San Francisco in 2008 and getting lost for the umpteenth time, I made it a goal to walk every street to get my bearings in this hilly, twisted town. After 12 months of steady plodding, I am about 400 miles into the journey. To keep track of where I’ve been, I keep a blog, http://allisonwalkssf.com.