Mermaid Appears on ‘the Rock’ at Sunset Cliffs

by on May 29, 2018 · 7 comments

in Ocean Beach

Screen capture from 10News.

A mermaid has appeared on top of what some locals call “the Rock”, or “Bird-Shit Rock” or “Ross Rock”.

As the art installations that have appeared on the same rock over the years have been, this was done anonymously.

A few years ago, it was an illuminated Peace Sign – until it was damaged and stolen by vandals; its replacement now sits atop of the OB hostel building.

Before the Peace Sign, there was other art forms, a yellow Pterodactyl, the dinosaur bird, and a large replica of one of the stone heads of Easter Island.

For images of those pieces, see 10News here.


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Susan Winkie May 29, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Back in the day, a Christmas tree appeared during the Holidays every year. I’m all for public art – but when it gets nasty looking / weathered / etc. the anonymous person who places it, should make sure it comes down.


Some Guy May 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Her name is Marina. She’ll be there for a while until she’s ready to join her friends in the sea. One day she will disappear as mysterious as she appeared.


Debbie May 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

L O V E I T !!!!!!

******Now, let it be******


PL Local May 29, 2018 at 6:42 pm

Great way to bring more kooks to the cliffs/the arch


Lori May 30, 2018 at 7:03 am



Frank Gormlie May 30, 2018 at 10:51 am

This has made national news along with this: “A member of the Sunset Cliffs Advisory Council said it qualifies as graffiti.” Who is that unnamed member, eh?


Tyler May 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm

That reminds me of the Coronado residents saying bike lanes induced a dizzying vertigo.

Love the art!


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