Splish, splash—Point Molate beach will re-open

On Tuesday, the city council approved funding that it will re-open Point Molate beach—the city’s only public beach. The beach closed in 2004 due to budget cuts and then was slammed in 2007 by the Cosco Busan fuel spill. The public space has been under lock and key ever since. In anticipation of the beach’s re-opening, we thought it would be fun to see what the area looks like today.

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Residents come together to clean Point Molate Beach

point molate beach cleanup

For eight years, a jewel in Richmond has been kept from public view. It’s a stretch of sandy beach, where gentle swells lap against the shore and each day closes with a brilliant sunset framed by the San Rafael Bridge. But Point Molate Beach has been closed since 2004, when the city’s fiscal troubles forced…

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