Clipper Cove offers quiet, protected water ideal for solitary anchoring or multi-boat raft-ups. Many boaters and sailors spent Memorial Day Weekend on The Cove enjoying sunny weather, warm water and a sandy beach.
The south-west quadrant of Clipper Cove is protected from wind and waves. Ample deep water for large boats to anchor very close to shore makes for easy swimming or rowing to the beach. A truly unique anchorage in all of San Francisco Bay.
There were power boat raft-ups just off the beach. You can read the story behind Quarters 10 (in the photo below framed by the two sailboat masts) to learn more about the origin of this building and possible uses for it as Yerba Buena Island continues on its upgrade path.
As we rounded the corner from South Bay and returned to the cove Saturday afternoon we were presented with this west-facing view of the many boats anchored in Clipper Cove. Framed by the bridge abutment on our port side and shadows from the main span above.
Recreational boaters are welcome to anchor in Clipper Cove for up to 24 hours. For stays of longer than 24 hours you can register with the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA). Here is the link to read more about Anchoring in Clipper Cove.
Regards from On The Cove, Dave G
In the Wake:
- I found a 1939 photo of small boats, large schooners and steam ships at the West End of Clipper Cove. You can see it here.
- And if you missed last month’s blog that showed 723 visitors having fun smiling, paddling, kayaking and sailing you can see those smiles and photos of Opening Day and Safe Boating Day hosted by TISC and sponsored in part by the California Division of Boating and Waterways.