If you’re looking for our page about the long open sidewalk along the Sausalito waterfront with great views of San Francisco, please click here to read about The Bridgeway Promenade!
Insiders Tip: The term “Sausalito Boardwalk” is used by various sources to refer to three different places in Sausalito, only two of which actually have wooden sidewalks!
- The Bridgeway Promenade offers the most famous views in Sausalito, but its surface is concrete and (on the lower level) asphalt and rocks. No boards to walk on there!
- The boardwalk at the southern end of the Bridgeway Promenade, near the spot in Old Town where Sausalito was founded as a Mexican Rancho in 1838. This boardwalk functions as part of the Promenade, and was once used for a scene in a Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles film.
- The boardwalk north of the Sausalito Ferry pier (facing Sausalito Yacht Harbor and Pelican Yacht Harbor), spanning the border between Downtown Sausalito and the Caledonia St. area, starting at the Book Passage bookshop and ending just across from the Seafood Peddler restaurant.
The Northern Sausalito Boardwalk
If you follow the shoreline north for two blocks from the Sausalito Ferry pier in Downtown Sausalito you’ll come to the foot of Bay St., the southern end of this boardwalk.
The Southern Sausalito Boardwalk
The Boardwalk in Old Town (the violet bar on the map screenshot above) runs behind homes and the old Sally Stanford’s Valhalla Restaurant between the foot of the Bridgeway Promenade and the foot of Main St. It is famous for being the location of a scene with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in the 1947 film, The Lady from Shanghai.