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Baker Beach, San Francisco

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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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  • our tour guide stopped here as unscheduled stop- so glad we did! Beautiful views of Golden Gate bridge and got to see a bit of the presidio area. This is the only thing that made me wish I lived there...  more »
  • In our hunt for the best views on the Golden Gate, to of course come here. By late afternoon in July the light is perfect for photos of the bridge
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  • Beautiful beach and wooded area. The best time to go to take some awesome pictures is 2 hours before sunset - the first hour is in the woods and the second is on the beach for sunset. =)  more »