The Wave Organ

The Wave Organ is my favorite spot in the north part of the city. It used to be a required pit stop during our bike rides when my then-girlfriend first moved to San Francisco. We used to bike there to make-out and enjoy incredible sunsets.

Fast-forward ten years and it is now one of the favorites spots of our three-year old son. My wife and I don’t make-out as much when we are there, but we enjoy watching him climb all over the organ and frolic in the beach during low tide.

Fascinating stories abound about the Wave Organ. The best one I heard appears in the lovely video by Jan Sturmann

If you don’t buy the “ancient Atlantean land embassy” story, you can read the real, more mundane story.

What you need to know

  • It’s usually windy. Wear layers.
  • It is tricky to find. See map below.
  • There are a few parking spots when you go past the yatch club, but biking or hiking is the best way to get there.
  • It’s a popular spot for dates. Please give the lovers some privacy.

Do you really need reviews to decide if this jont is worth your time? I don’t think so. But, whatever. Fine. Here you go.

Instagram: waveorgan, #waveorgan

Head toward the St. Francis Yatch Club in the Marina District at Yacht Road near Marina Blvd. When you get to the Yacht Club just keep going past it to the right. You will go past an old light house. Just keep going until you find it.

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