Stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, the sweeping headlands of Marin across the Golden Gate, and the open space of Lands End lend the stately mansions of Sea Cliff a remote, wild feel. Stand on your deck in Sea Cliff: Watch the fog roll in across the Marin Headlands, and you can convince yourself you are watching a scene in the Scottish Highlands. With its massive multimillion-dollar homes and expansive, manicured lawns, neighborhood homes maintain an air of privacy and exclusivity.
Older custom homes reflect a fondness for Spanish Mission, French Beaux Arts, English Tudor, and Normandy style chalets. At the top of the hill overlooking Sea Cliff is Lincoln Park, with its immaculate golf course, and the beautiful Legion of Honor, a museum that showcases international art, popular exhibitions, and lectures. Sea Cliff is perched above China Beach. A steep wooden walkway leads to a small, protected, pristine beach on the Golden Gate that is popular with families. Sea lions bask on the nearby rocks. Although the neighborhood feels a world away, it is just a short drive from the many retailers and restaurants along Clement and Geary Streets.