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Baker Beach, San Francisco

(4.6/5 based on 550+ 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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  • A nice place to relax while you enjoy the Golden Gate Bridge view in the backdrop. Ideal place to stroll and reminisce on life or just soak in the sun. Also, please note: the northern side is a clothi...  more »
  • My daughter insisted too much to go to Baker Beach, I did not want to go actually as it is a beach at the end . However it is really wonderful especially sunset time. Sunset and the Golden Gate Bridge...  more »
  • We were recommended this beach as a view point for Golden gate bridge. You will be on west of bridge so its a great location for photographing it during dusk/sunset time. And you have the beach too :)