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Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco

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Check one off your bucket list as you hang glide off the 61 m (200 ft) high bluffs of Fort Funston National Park. If that seems like a bit too much, explore the beach or take a relaxing walk, watching the adrenaline junkies glide above you. This is a dog-friendly beach, so feel free to bring your pet(s). The sea can be pretty rough here, se be mindful of riptides if you decide to swim. A visit to Fort Funston National Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Francisco trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Used to be a coastal defence installation early last century, but not much is left to see. The daredevils jumping off the cliff on wings is pretty cool however... 
  • Beautiful Expansive views, interesting history, family and dog friendly. Great place to walk and hike. 
  • Located on the bluffs on the ocean, this onetime coastal gun and missle battery with relics remaining is a wonderfully large, open and delightfull space where well socialized dogs of all size, breed a...  more »
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  • This is one of the best places to access the beach. Perhaps more for adventure than swimming (since the water is chilly all year long). There's a decent amount of parking. There is a water to rinse before you get back into your car. This place is popular with dog owners. People also fly hang gliders here. From the parking area to the beach there is a big drop so it is quite a walk (back up). The view is great. We love coming here an hour before sunset.
  • Warning, if you're having fear of dog, don't go here. Otherwise, it is dog heaven. Great view of the ocean and landscapes. If you're going down to the beach, going back up again can be a challenge for some. My advise, if you're going up, take your time! Good chance that you'll see hang-gliding, and horse-back riding.
  • I think it's a great experience for dogs. My dog had such a fun time there that when we were driving there she got all excited like she knew where we were going. Its also fun for kids to!
  • It's a an old military base converted into a gigantic dog park. It's a must see, you would never expect something like this tucked away in San Fran. You can see paraglider jumping off the cliffs and flying around with the strong winds. Dogs can be on or off leashes depending on obedience level. It's awesome place to visit. And if you are brave enough to can jump in the water and enjoy a swim.
  • This place is great, though the beach is kind of unkept, wish the city did more to keep it nice and tidy. Otherwise dogs are roaming wild and having a blast from top to bottom! :)