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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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  • If you are lucky enough for a warm SF day, then this is the beach to head to. It is usually quite sunny and warmer than any other beach in the city. The views of the Golden Gate bridge add to the rela...  more »
  • A nice beach in its own right, it has excellent views of the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Easily accessible by Muni 38 (Geary) to 25th Avenue, north on Muni 29, route bottoms out at the beach ...  more »
  • As you know, Baker Beach is near the Golden Gate Bridge, which is the most famous visiting place in SF. That day, after going to the Golden Gate Park, I went there with my friends. There was a 1.5 mil...  more »