About Esplanade Beach:
Currently the Manor/Esplanade area and Manor bluff is one of Pacifica’s locations most in need of some love! Overlooking magnificent cliffs, magical sunsets and frequent visits by ocean life invite overnight campers. Strong winds swirl litter from the Post Office and Manor shopping center. Esplanade Beach is a natural, relatively untouched and narrow shoreline experiencing erosion below Esplanade Avenue at West Manor Drive.
About the Cleanup:
Rain may cancel cleanup.
Where to Meet: Meet at the top of the stairs on Esplanade Avenue next to Lands End Apartments.
Parking: Street parking only along Esplanade Avenue. There are no parking lots in the area. If it’s a great surfing or fishing day, you may find parking up on Palmetto Avenue (one block walk from the cleanup site).
Cleanup Areas: We’ll focus on the beach, bluffs, Coastal Trail parklet to the south, and the nearby streets, where lots of litter and debris collects before the wind blows it into the ocean. Our goal is to pick it up before that happens! When the tides allow and the trail down to the beach is not too steep, we may also attempt to clean Esplanade Beach.
Supplies: Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own buckets and reusable gloves. Extra gloves, buckets, pickup sticks and specific tools for this site cleanup will be provided while supplies last. Because we are never sure of the weather, make sure to bring extra layers, a hat, sunblock, water and snacks.
Litter: Bottles, cans, wrappers, packing straps, cigarette butts, and plenty of debris can be found on Manor and Esplanade Streets above the bluff as well as on the bluff. Styrofoam and plastic can also Esplanade Beach when accessible receives a lot of styrofoam and plastic (huge chunks to micro size) from the ocean. Improperly-disposed litter includes bottles, candy wrappers, and dog poop bags.
Special Regulations & Precautions:
Dogs: While permitted off leash on Esplanade Beach, dogs should be on leash along the streets and on the bluff. Please be responsible and pick up your dog waste. Bags are available on walkway down to the beach.
The cliffs are fragile and can collapse at any time; remember to keep a very large distance from the edges and when on the beach do not climb on them.