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Baker Beach, San Francisco
(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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  • This beach is beautiful! If I was a local, I would come here with my dog every day. We stumbled on this beach while doing the California Coastal Trail, and we stopped to enjoy the views. The sand was ...  more »
  • We bought a book, 50 walks in San Francisco. The walk from Bakers beach really appealed as we could take our dog. The views are just stunning, and far less busy / commercial than other areas. There is...  more »
  • If you love beaches made for long sunsets, you are right. The sand at the bottom and the Golden Gate from behind, above, are perfect for photo frame, scenario worthy of indexed views.
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