Editorial Review of
Seaport Village Shell Company
Located Downtown on West Harbor Dr and Pacific Hwy, Seaport Village Shell Company is adjacent to Embarcadero Park North and just a five minute drive from the airport and cruise ship terminal. Seaport Village is built on landfill over Punta de los Muertos (Point of the Dead) where the Spanish expedition of 1782 buried those who had died of scurvy. In later years it was a railroad yard where goods and other products were unloaded from ships and loaded aboard trains for shipment east. Seaport Village broke ground in 1978 and opened in 1980. Seaport Village Shell Company is a 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex that recreates a harbor side setting from a century ago. It includes 54 one of a kind shops that you will not find anywhere else, 13 casual international dining eateries and 4 bay-view fine dining waterfront restaurants. These one of a kind shops contain unique clothing, gifts, hats, mugs, wind chimes, music boxes, unique jewelry from shells, art and even more.
Seaport Village Shell Company is also a great source of entertainment as you can find a 1895 antique carousel with hand carved animals as well as a lagoon, a carousel, a marina, bookstores, coffee houses and much more. A monthly calendar features live musical entertainment including blues, jazz, country and swing. A talented cast of street performers and artisans such as caricaturists, face painters, balloon sculptors and oriental brush artists complete the line up.