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Baker Beach, San Francisco

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
A 1.6 km (1 mi) long stretch below rugged cliffs, Baker Beach offers panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Sunbathe (choose from clothing and clothing-optional sections), strike up a game of volleyball, or do a little fishing. Note that swimming is not advised because of the potentially dangerous surf. Hike the coastal trail on the cliffside or climb over the rocks on the north end, but watch for the tide so you don't get trapped. Tucked in the cypress grove at the east end of the parking lot are picnic tables, grills, and restrooms. Look for the Battery Chamberlain to learn about the early 20th-century "disappearing gun." Arrange your visit to Baker Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Francisco using our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
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  • NOT A MUST SEE THING ! GO to China Beach instead smaller but much better with a shower. If you got a car best is down South to Montara Beach on a Sunny Day. 
  • The beach is about a half hour walk one way, 75-100 yards deep. Plenty of parking Beach is clean, water is cold with mild shore break. Great view of the entrance to San Francisco Bay, and the Marin he...  read more »
  • Very nice beach. There are beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge. We saw dolphins off the coast. A counselor at the sunset
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