You are watching a live stream from Pier 23 in San Francisco, California, for people who enjoy watching boats. This camera is made possible by our generous host, Pier 23 Café Restaurant and Bar. Pier 23 Cafe Restaurant & Bar attracts locals and tourists from around the world looking for Classic San Francisco. Family owned and operated since 1985, we offer an innovative approach to San Francisco’s traditional seafood cuisine. An establishment with a strong history and a solid reputation, Pier 23 Cafe captures the essence of San Francisco through food, service and a picturesque bay views.

You will see a wide variety of boats, from tankers, container ships, bulk carriers, ferries, USCG and USACES vessels, to an unending parade of pleasure crafts. But the best part, you have a front row seat for the arrivals and departures of the Princess cruise ships at Pier 27 next door. Also in view:

  • Treasure Island and the daily construction
  • Traffic on the Embarcadero from Pier 23 to approximately Bay Street
  • F-Train runs all day long

The F Line runs from the Castro along Market Street to the Embarcadero, passing through Civic Center and the Financial District, before turning north and following the waterfront to Fisherman’s Wharf. The F Line is also convenient for exploring Union Square and SoMa.

Unlike most other lines in the system, the F line runs as a heritage streetcar service, almost exclusively using historic equipment both from San Francisco’s retired fleet as well as from cities around the world (although buses are added during peak commute hours).

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