Sloat Restoration through Managed Retreat

Sloat Restoration through Managed Retreat
This is our original vision for Sloat Restoration - graphic courtesy of PSA and Associates and the Ocean Beach Task Force

Our Vision of Beach Restoration and Preservation

The shorelines of Ocean Beach south of Sloat Blvd and Sharp Park in Pacifica are threatened by rip-rap seawallls and long-term erosion. This blog chronicles our campaign efforts to restore these beaches. Check out the web view of this site to see our proposed solutions and how to help- in the right hand column below. For all the latest about our efforts, see our monthly posts.

We advocate a managed retreat strategy to restore both Ocean Beach south of Sloat and Sharp Park.

At Sloat, our vision involves:

A long-term plan to relocate threatened infrastructure
(including the south of Sloat Great Highway, the two oceanside parking lots and the sewer lines underneath them).

The cleanup of all the rock and rubble littering the beach.

The use of sand dunes as the primary tool to slow erosion.

For Sharp Park, we advocate the decommissioning of the golf course, the removal of the rip-rap berm, and a full restoration of the wetland.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan Meeting May 10th

Easter Sunday at Sloat
Throngs pack what is left of the north lot, and enjoy the new sand replenishment work.
Let's extend this scene along the rest of the Sloat area shoreline!

Greetings Surfriders and Friends,

SPUR has just announced a public meeting on the status of the Ocean Beach Master Plan.  Mark your calendars for Saturday May 10th 9am-12pm at the SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park (9th and Lincoln Way).  The meeting will feature an update on the "implementation phase" of the OBMP. Among many issues, we expect to hear about progress on short term improvements for Sloat such as sand replenishment, parking, road, and rubble re-configuration.  Please spread the word heavily. We need a strong community voice to weigh in on the details of the plan as things move forward.

If you cannot make the meeting, but would like to help with the campaign, please sign our latest petition.

 If you would like to join our special email alert list and/or join our erosion committee, please contact us at