The tide is high because during low and medium tide you can walk along the shore around the point. At high tide, you can walk almost to the piont, and then take a trail the short distance over the point where the two people are in this photo.
San Francisco Point divides Tamarindo Beach, where this photo was taken, from Langosta Beach, which is around the point to the left. The Point and a reef and island that extend out from the Point shelter the southern end of Tamarindo Bay from the waves of the Pacific.
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