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Marin Headlands, Sausalito

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The hilly Marin Headlands offer beaches, hiking trails, historical sites, and superb views of the Bay Area. Begin your trip at the visitor center to learn more about the peninsula's history and nature, and pick up hiking maps. Move on to some of the beaches; dog-friendly Rodeo Beach is an ideal choice if you have canine companion in tow. A number of historical military settlements and fortifications are located here, including the Nike Missile Site SF-88-L, which is open to provide insight into Cold War military strategy. Bring snacks and water with you, as there are no food outlets. Battery Wallace is an especially scenic picnic spot with tables and grills. Marin Headlands is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • This is a great place for hiking or just to enjoy the view of the sea and the Bridge. So happy that it has not been developed. It can be cold and windy so bring a windbreaker.  more »
  • On the North side of 101, after exiting the freeway, drive along the one way street until you get to Conzelman Road. (For details, use Google maps, or something similar.) You can find parking...  more »
  • It was a challenging ride up there on my lame rental bike, but the views were amazing! Nice place to hike as well.  more »
  • Beautiful open hiking trails. Several entrances can get it from above or below. Walk the hills go to the beach have a picnic. Enjoy the beauty of history exploring the old battle mounts from world war II. A beautiful day and a beautiful road trip. If you go the Fort Baker route you get to see it all top to bottom.
  • Place was gorgeous!!! Beautiful view of the golden gate and surrounding areas. Make sure to have a jacket. It was pretty cold up there. Great picture place.
  • For many years I've walked across the Golden gate bridge several times have gone to the Vista point at the fort down the road from here I have never gone to the Marin headlands to the top of the hill for this view and this perspective I strongly suggest anyone visiting San Francisco Bay area don't stop at the first turn or the first viewpoint after crossing the Golden gate bridge but head up the hill towards the Marin headlands, Marin headlands gives you a unique perspective of the full Bay views of the Pacific Ocean to the Golden gate bridge Bay bridge San Francisco Alcatraz Island and Angel Island as well as Richmond and other Bay area cities like Berkeley and Oakland
  • It was an overcast day but it was still beautiful out there. We are so lucky in Marin to have naturally gorgeous spaces like this right outside our doors, practically. I feel extremely grateful! Also, very social distance friendly as everyone was much more than 6 ft apart. Our little group had tons of fun by the ocean. It is our go-to beach out there!
  • Good views, easy hike. Downhill to the headlands and uphill on the way back to Battery Spencer. Ample parking space! Best Vista point for Golden Gate bridge.

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