Cirque Polynesian at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz
Phone: 831.423.5590
Summer Entertaiment Flyer
This sizzling adventure is thirty minutes of non-stop action! Parade down the park, Chinese pole, Cyr wheel, tissu, hand to hand, contortionist, rolla bolla, fire knife and Polynesian dancing! FREE

Sam Reeves Photography Journal

Everybody loves a circus.  Especially if it’s on the shores of beachland  in Santa Cruz, California.  The Polynesian circus has set up shop on the  historic beach boardwalk, and I went to go see the free 30 minute show  yesterday.  There was plenty of dancing girls, gymnasts, fire spinners,  shell blowers, the limbo man, and real honest to God Samoans in the  show.  It’s a fun event to go to if you’re around Santa Cruz through August.
Sam Reeves Photography Journal

Date: July 10, 2011 - August 18, 2011
Time: Sun 12pm & 6pm; Mon-Thu: 12pm & 3pm;

Sutro Baths Ruins, San Francisco

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Check out this awesome website for tons of information on the Sutro Baths.

The Sutro Baths were a large, privately owned swimming pool complex in San Francisco, California built in the late 19th century. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned.

The Cliff House, San Francisco, California

1090 Point Lobos Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
The world-famous Cliff House is part of the Sutro Historic Landscape District and is also the crown jewel of the largest urban national park in the United States.
Whether you are in the mood for a casual fun afternoon, an elegant evening out, or a play day with the family, there is always something to enjoy at the Cliff House.
Consistently named the “Best Restaurant with a View,” the legendary Cliff House is one of the most iconic restaurants in San Francisco. The Cliff House's restaurants and lounges regularly please the diverse palates of locals and travelers with an assortment of excellent wines, spirits and fine food using the freshest local ingredients.
Aptly named, this cliff-top restaurant over the Pacific offers a truly memorable setting with stunning, unobstructed views of the California coastline, including the famous Seal Rocks, the Sutro Bath ruins, the entry to the Golden Gate Bridge, and—of course—the ocean. When in visiting San Francisco, the Cliff House is the place to be for admiring beautiful sunsets reflected on pure liquid drama while watching cruise ships sailing by. Read More.....

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Mile Rock Beach at Lands End, San Francisco, California

Mile Rock Beach is a wild and glorious refuge on the Pacific Ocean, just steps away from the bustling Outer Richmond. Getting to the beach is half the fun as you walk out on the newly restored and breathtakingly beautiful Coastal Trail. Enter the trail at El Camino del Mar and Point Lobos Avenue, just up the hill from the Cliff House and the Sutro Baths. (The usual trail entrance at the back of the Merrie Way parking lot is closed for renovation until the spring.)
What you'll find: The Coastal Trail follows the rail bed of the steam-powered Cliff House railroad, which was built by Adolph Sutro to lure people from downtown San Francisco out to the baths and the Cliff House. Although landslides forced the railroad to close in the 1920s, the rail bed itself is now part of the Coastal Trail, with dazzling views of the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Read More....

Lands End Beach, San Francisco, California

Lands End is San Francisco’s wildest and rockiest coast. Trails at Lands End offer a cliff-top walk through shadowy cypress, with scenic overlooks, 30-mile views of the coast, and foot access to several shoreline pocket beaches.
Kind: Hard rock cliffs with pocket beach.
Location: Trails begin at the Cliff House and Sutro Bath ruins off Point Lobos Ave. To start out deeper into the Lands End area, there is a large parking area at the end of El Camino Del Mar off Point Lobos Ave. It is also possible to access Land's End Beach from crossing the golf green at the Legion of Honor and finding the Coast Trail.
Facilities: None, restaurants adjoin area at Point Lobos Av.
Fee/Open: Free, Merrie Wy parking lot above Sutro Baths ruins. This lot is gated 1:30am - 7:00am.
Dogs: Good. Recommended are the Sutro Baths area and Lands End Beach area for their explorability and water play, and Fort Miley for nice open space. Keep on-leash for the Coast Trail.

Map of San Francisco beaches at Lands End

Uma Thurman

Born:29 April 1970 (Age: 42)
Where: Boston, Massachusettes, USA
Height: 6'
Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe, Nominated for 1 Oscar and 2 BAFTAs

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China Beach, San Francisco, California

The tiny cove of China Beach lies between Baker Beach and Lands End. Legend has it that local residents named China Beach for the Chinese fishermen who, long ago, anchored their junks in the cove and camped on the beach. You can see a monument to these early residents at the trailhead near the parking area at the end of Seacliff Avenue.
 China Beach’s sheltered pocket of sand provides access to the water and a place to stretch out or picnic in the sun. The beach offers a picnic area, sunbathing, good play spots for children, and fine views of the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate.
This tiny secluded cove offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Sheltered from the wind by rocky cliffs, this San Francisco beach is popular for swimming and sunbathing. Lifeguards are on duty from April to October. Access the beach via a steep paved access road.

You'll find a sundeck, a picnic area with barbecues, and restrooms with showers. Parking is limited. Dogs are not permitted at this beach.
San Francisco attractions

Fort Funston Beach, San Francisco, California

Observation deck at Fort Funston beach, San Francisco
Photo by Mark Hogan
On the dunes at the south end of Ocean beach, towering above the Pacific Ocean, Fort Funston is one of the premiere dog hangouts on the Peninsula. As its name suggests this park was once a military outpost and two-gun battery that pointed seaward to protect mid-20th Century San Francisco from an attack. Read more..
Fort Funston is located south of the San Francisco Zoo, across Highway 35 from Lake Merced. Take Highway 35 South from the city and exit on your right after John Muir Dr to reach Fort Funston’s main parking lot.
Beach Access: From the main entrance, there is a 'rope ladder' trail which descends steeply through sand about 250' (elevation change) to the beach. Small multi-use (equestrian/foot) paths access the sizeable bluff area south of here. A main trail extends north from parking into the upper Fort Funston area. From the John Muir Entrance, a second trail descends from the cliffs but requires more hiking to reach. From the end of Sloat is a long parking area which is often full. This 'flatlands' approach requires a 0.8 mi. beach walk to get to where the cliffs begin. The best way to access the best beach is from the main parking area. Note however, that in spite of its huge capacity this lot can also fill up on a popular day.
Main Entrance: Handglider staging/assembly area, vault toilets (plus handicapped), water, phone, paved trails.
Map of Fort Funston, San Francisco beaches

Dafne Fernández

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Now meet spanish actress, dancer and singer Dafne Fernández. She did a photo shoot for FHM (Spain) issue December 2009. Miss Dafne is 24 years-old, used to date Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco, and now dates the brother of famous actor Javier Bardem, Carlos.

Dafne Fernandez Spanish actress Dafne Fernandez attends "TP de Oro" awards 2010 at the Canal Theater on February 28, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

San Francisco Nude Beaches

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This map shows all the beaches in San Francisco. The ones with pushpin-shaped markers are nude beaches. Read more...


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