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San Francisco County piers
San Francisco County piers

Candlestick Point Park Pier Overview: This plank pier is only 150 feet long. Although the views here aren't as striking as others along the bay, there is plenty to see in the 170-acre Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, including small wildlife, plus ducks and other water fowl. A colorful human subspecies — the windsurfer — often is in evidence. Background: The site is named for Candlestick Stadium, formerly home of the Giants baseball team and current home of pro football's '49ers. (Trivia point: It was the site of the last full concert by the Beatles on Aug. 29, 1966.) The stadium, as well as the pier, is in the Alemany Gap, an opening between the...

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