Lands End

History

The Yelamu Ohlone tribe were the first to live at Lands End before the Spanish settlement of 1776. Downtown San Francisco had become richly populated after the gold rush, and the Cliff House was designed as an exclusive resort for wealthy citizens. Since the resort was so far away from most residencies, Point Lobos Avenue was built and later travelled by horse-drawn stagecoaches from downtown San Francisco. 

Millionaire Adolf Sutro wanted everyone, both rich and poor, to enjoy Lands End and so built a steam train, charging 5 cents per ride. He also designed the Sutro bath house, which was home to the world's largest indoor pool, an ice rink, and a museum. The Cliff House has suffered one explosion, burned twice, rebuilt nearly four times, and the below cliffs have been crashed into by over 30 ships. In 2003 the Cliff House was restored to what we know it as today, an homage to the 1909 design, overlooking the ruins of Sutro's once magnificent bath house. 

Art at Lands End

Eduardo Aguilera designed and created the rock labyrinth that can be found along the Coastal Trail. It was ruined by vandals in August 2015, only to be quickly restored by Aguilera and accompanying volunteers. 

Directions

A map will be emailed to you the day before your event.