Wave Organ, San Francisco

Check the tide table and slap on some sneakers, it’s time to go listen to some music. High tide is the best time to hear the lullaby of the Wave Organ [83 Marina Green Dr, San Francisco, CA 94123], another one of San Francisco’s quirky gems.

You can park in the Marina Green, but you have to walk a ways to get to the structure that you see just across the water. Once you get to the stone lighthouse you are almost there. This is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture built in 1986. There are twenty-five organ pipes made of PVC and concrete, look around and you’ll start to spot them. One,


or quite a few!

Put your ear up and listen closely, it’s a subtle sound. This is a great place to sit and take in the view, in conjunction with the artist a master stone mason was on board with the project crafting an artful throne.

Enjoy the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Look for a flock of pelicans flying by.There should be more places like this in the world.

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4 Responses to Wave Organ, San Francisco

  1. julieovaltrades says:

    Thanks so much Linda 😀 !!!

  2. Linda says:

    Your photos are lovely! Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. 🙂

  3. julieovaltrades says:

    So cool thanks for sharing! I will definitely be back in Croatia one day and won’t forget about this spot 🙂 .

  4. -R. says:

    There’s an excellent sea organ in Zadar, Croatia which I had the pleasure of experiencing first hand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myV3E9uREuI

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