“Ask Annie” is our page where readers ask questions about Sausalito. We archive the questions here by category so that they form an FAQ for all things Sausalito. Q: If we ride the ferry from SF, will it be too far to walk to the Point Bonita Lighthouse from where we disembark? — Retha
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“Ask Annie” is our page where readers ask questions about Sausalito. We archive the questions here by category so that they form an FAQ for all things Sausalito.
Q: If we ride the ferry from SF, will it be too far to walk to the Point Bonita Lighthouse from where we disembark? — Retha
A: Retha, if you’re planning a beautiful long walk then this is a great idea. But the distance is about 7.5 miles, so if you were thinking about a shorter trek then a cab from the ferry or a bike ride to the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse from the Golden Gate Bridge may be a better way to go. The Google Map below shows one route and you can zoom in and out.
Google Map Instructions: Use the “+” and “-” buttons to zoom in and out, the arrow keys to scroll the map, and the SAT button to see the satellite view.
Q: My grandchildren will be visiting and I want to take them to the Discovery Museum in Sausalito. Thought taking ferry might be fun. We live in Pacifica so will be driving to get ferry in SF. Can we walk to Discovery Museum after leaving ferry in Sausalito? Grandchildren are ages 2 through 11. Thank you — Janice
A: Janice, the Bay Area Discovery Museum is a fabulous place to take young kids. The 11-year-old won’t find as much to interest them as the younger ones will, but I think you’re all likely to have a wonderful day.
You’ll want to drive directly to the museum and make the Ferry an outing for a different day. Walking to the Museum from the ferry covers just over two miles of an absolutely beautiful route with picture postcard views, but obviously that’s farther than little ones can go. There’s lots of free parking at the Museum, and its also a beautiful area in which to take a walk along the shore.
Of course, if this is the only day when you could come to Sausalito, you can always take a taxi from the Ferry pier to the Museum. A taxi rank is just north of the little park that borders the main Ferry parking lot, and the Museum staff will call a cab for your retuyrn trip from the front desk.
If you did make the Ferry a trip for another day, there’s a small park with a big fountain in it next to the pier parking lot that little kids enjoy. There’s a rotating grill over a real charcoal fire at Hamburgers across the street, and they also serve chicken and hot dogs. Kids love watching their food cook on that grill in the front window with the flames licking up from the coals. One of our editors was once one of those kids staring through that window! There are many other places to eat near the ferry.
Thanks for writing to Ask Annie! Please let us now how your day went with the grandkids.
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