Esplanade Beach Cleanup, Pacifica – 3rd Saturday


Esplanade Beach Cleanups Schedule – 9am to 11am

January 20th, 2024February 17th, 20234March 16th, 2024
April 20th, 2024 – Earth DayMay 18th, 2024June 15th, 2024
July 20th, 2024August 17th, 2024September 21st, 2024 – Coastal Cleanup Day
October 19st, 2024November 16th, 2024December 21st, 2024

Please note that the cleanups happening for Earth Day and Coastal Cleanup Day happen off schedule.

About Esplanade Beach, Pacifica:

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 Oceanaire Apartments
Site captains: Gail and Brittaney
Junior Site captains:  Arwyn, Adrianna
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 as well as 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! The bluff tops are fragile and can collapse at anytime so we stay well back on top and a respectful distance below them.
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 the 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.

Be sure to read through the Cleanup Guidelines before heading out.
More questions? Read our Beach Cleanup FAQs.

Would You Like to Join Us? To make sure we bring the right amount of supplies, to be more efficient and conserve paper, please complete our online form. It will only take you a few seconds. Sign up here!

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