Map of Lands End

Lands End

The name, Lands End, is an appropriately literal and figurative designation for the westernmost edge of San Francisco. Situated on the outskirts of a bustling metropolis and at the mouth of the vast Pacific Ocean, Lands End is a uniquely remote and mysterious place that has drawn people to its shores for centuries. Lands End stretches from China Beach to Ocean Beach and includes iconic places such as the Cliff House, the Sutro Baths ruins, and Lincoln Park.

Vestiges of Lands End

A vestige is defined as a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence. Vestiges of the rich history of Lands End are scattered throughout the windswept landscape and dramatic coastline that define its boundaries. These traces of the past manifest themselves in a variety of forms ranging in scale from large, prominent landmarks, buildings, and natural phenomena to hidden or widely unknown artifacts, abandoned pathways, recycled materials, and untold stories.

Vestiges will guide you through the history of different geographic regions of Lands End. Photos will highlight important structures, stories, landscapes, events, people, artifacts, and geology that make up each area’s interesting past.

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