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Benicia Waterfront

Benicia WaterfrontBenicia's attractive location can be attributed to many different things beyond our Benicia Waterfront.  Convenient driving distance to San Francisco to the west and Sacramento to the east is one point of attraction.  Great weather is another attractive feature.   

Yet, it is Benicia itself that provides a great deal of what both visitors and residents of Benicia love.  Benicia is a small town nestled against the Carquinez Strait right before it opens up into San Pablo Bay, which in turn feeds San Francisco Bay.   

 

Benicia Waterfront

 This means that, though located some 40 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Benicia is a waterfront town.  Benicia's history is steeped in stories of docks and wooden ships.  In fact, I read once that Benicia's location with easy access to seagoing ships and NOT stuck on the end of a peninsula like San Francisco is made for long ago heated competition between what we now view as sleepy little Benicia and big city San Francisco to be the "big" port serving northern California.  If you think about it, the land route from Benicia to the Central Valley is much more convenient that the "pre-bridges" land route from San Francisco to the Central Valley.  I'm told that politics determined the outcome of San Francisco winning that competition.  I suspect that time and ships getting bigger would have resulted in the same conclusion since San Francisco has much deeper water than Benicia.   

Benicia Waterfront

 

What does this all mean for us today?  Well, the large wooden ships and their docks are long gone.  What we have now are waterfront homes and smaller docks for private boats.  We also have waterfront parks, walking trails and a predictable afternoon breeze in the summer.  We also get to enjoy "sleepy" little Benicia while the big cities have their massive ports and cranes.

 

 

In the end, Benicians get to enjoy our Benicia waterfront.  I'd say that we're doing pretty good for ourselves. 

 

 

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Waterfront homes and smaller docks for private boats......Benicia is the perfect place to call home.

Jun 19, 2013 08:07 PM #1
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Mark Delgado
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Thanks Roger. Interestingly enough, a commenter to this same blog posted on another site is the man who started the Youth Sailing classes at the Benicia Yacht Club. Small world.
Jun 19, 2013 10:25 PM #2
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Mark, Benicia sounds like a wonderful place! Inland yet waterfront. Love it!

Jun 20, 2013 05:30 AM #3
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Jon Kolsky
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Mark~ The location of Benicia looks like a winner to me, great post!

Jun 20, 2013 08:49 AM #4
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Benicia Waterfront sounds lovely and great weather too...Delightful!

Jun 23, 2013 06:59 PM #5
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Mark,

Excellent discussion about Benicia and its long history. We have driven through the area in the past but never had the time to stop and look around. Folks new to your area will appreciate your excellent report. I will suggest.. 

Jun 23, 2013 10:37 PM #6
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Thanks for the info about Benicia, Mark.  I was not familiar with this area until now.

Jun 24, 2013 09:17 PM #7
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Hi Mark - great introduction and background for the history of the Benicia waterfront - your photos and description reflect a wonderful community convenient yet far enough away.    

Jun 24, 2013 11:23 PM #8
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Howdy and afternoon Mark, Benicia sure does sound like a mighty fine community to enjoy life living in, and that it sure was the big winner!

Jun 30, 2013 06:59 AM #9
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Good morning Mark - Benicia sounds like a lovely community in which to live and work!

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Benicia sounds like a wonderful place to live Mark.  I felt relaxed just reading your blog!  Thanks for sharing.                  

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Mark Benicia sounds like the ideal place to live if you want to be close enough to a large city yet enjoy a small town water front home.

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