US Coast Guard Station Golden Gate
435 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965
US Coast Guard Station Golden Gate is home to two 47-foot Motor Lifeboats and two 25-foot response boats. Station Golden Gate is the busiest station on the West Coast. The Golden Gate Coast Guard executes more than 600 rescue cases and 300 law enforcement boardings per year. The unit’s area of responsibility extends 50 miles offshore from Point Reyes to Point Ano Nuevo, including the Farallon Islands, and inside the Bay, from Bluff Point to Pier 39 at the San Francisco waterfront.
Station Golden Gate is part of the Eleventh Coast Guard District. The 51 member crew who serve here carry out search and rescue, homeland security, marine protection, and maritime law enforcement missions.
The Eleventh Coast Guard District encompasses the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, the coastal and offshore waters out over thousand miles and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America down to South America. Coast Guard operational units are located throughout the state of California, with the District and Pacific Area headquarters located on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California along the east side of San Francisco Bay.
Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has assumed a dynamic role in protecting the District’s major ports, which include six Tier one ports: San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco, Oakland, and Richmond. The Coast Guard’s presence in the District continues to expand, as more people, new equipment, and state of the art technology are employed to meet the needs of the United States as it enters the 21st century.
Arriving at US Coast Guard Station Golden Gate
The Bay area – divided into the North and South Bay – has three major Airports. The largest one – San Francisco International Airport SFO – is located on the South Bay on Highway 101 and I-380, San Bruno.
Oakland International Airport is straight across on the North Bay off I-880 and Hegenberger Road.
San Jose Mineta International SJC is at the east end of the Bay – off Highway 101 and 87.
Frequent South Bay flyers prefer San Jose’s Mineta Airport – the smallest of the three (but by no means small) – as getting to it and to the departure gate is less time-consuming.
Ninety miles to the south is the Monterey Peninsula Airport which serves the Central Coast of California and offers daily flights to San Francisco International.