Coast Guard Station Golden Gate


United States Coast Guard Station Golden Gate
Part of Sector San Francisco, District 11
Sausalito, California in United States of America
47-foot Motor Lifeboat moored at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate at night. Station Golden Gate is located on the grounds of Fort Baker in Sausalito, California, and the illuminated Golden Gate Bridge is visible in the background.
47-foot Motor Lifeboat moored in Horseshoe Bay at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Coordinates37°50′03″N 122°28′40″W / 37.834090°N 122.477889°W / 37.834090; -122.477889Coordinates: 37°50′03″N 122°28′40″W / 37.834090°N 122.477889°W / 37.834090; -122.477889
TypeCoast Guard Station
Site information
OwnerUnited States Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate is a U.S. Coast Guard station in Sausalito, California.[1][2] It falls under Coast Guard Sector San Francisco in the U.S.C.G.'s District Eleven.[3]

Station Golden Gate is a designated Coast Guard surf station, where surf conditions greater than 8 feet (2.4 m) occur 36 days or more per year;[4] as a surf station, it operates three 47-foot Motor Lifeboats and two 29-foot Response Boats - Small (RB-S).


Station Fort Point (2015)

A life-saving station was established in Golden Gate Park on June 20, 1877, which later became the first of five life-saving stations in the Twelfth District of the United States Life-Saving Service. The Golden Gate Park station was later supplemented by stations at Fort Point, Point Reyes, Point Bonita, and Ocean Beach. When the Life-Saving Service merged with the United States Revenue Cutter Service in 1915 to form the United States Coast Guard, the San Francisco and Marin-area stations were gradually consolidated at Fort Point as Coast Guard Station No. 323.[5]

In 1987, an agreement was reached to expand the scope of Station Fort Point, and its equipment and crews were relocated in 1990 to Fort Baker as Station Golden Gate on Horseshoe Bay. It is the busiest search and rescue station on the Pacific coast, averaging over 600 cases per year, with a geographic responsibility extending along the Pacific coast from Point Reyes to Point Ano Nuevo, including the Farallon Islands, and within San Francisco Bay from Bluff Point to Pier 39.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate, 435 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA (2019)".
  2. ^ "U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate".
  3. ^ "Sector San Francisco".
  4. ^ "Female USCG Petty Officer Achieves Coveted Rank of Surfman". Homeland Security Today. March 12, 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  5. ^ a b "More than 100 Years in the Bay". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013.