Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco

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#19 of 46 in Parks in San Francisco
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. To visit Fort Funston National Park on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco travel route builder .
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  • Fort Funston is a dog beach and hang gliders launch point, but you don't have to have a dog or be a hang glider to enjoy the scenery and take in the views! Not sure what to do with your sunny afternoo...  more »
  • To start, Fort Funston is not a tourist attraction, despite what some people have said on here. It's actually autonomous from the rest of the City and County of San Francisco. For instance, more local...  more »
  • But the truth is a combination of green area with sand and a spectacular ocean view Pacific. It has its in the middle of the forest trails, breathing rich walking, if you follow to suddenly rise sales mountains of sand, you get to the top and the prize is the view. For those who like walking, this is one of the places that you should go. Although I recommend that you take a sweater since the wind abates and does not walk with cold!
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  • It's not the same place it was when I was a kid you can explore inside the tunnels but I guess that makes it safer. Respect to coast preserve them vegetation to keep our coastline strong.
  • A wonderful place for people and dogs. Several paths are paved, there are sandy horsetrails as well as paths down to the beach. Our dogs love this place - you can let them off leash, and there are a bazillion other dogs there for them to sniff and cavort with.
  • Lovely place to walk your dog. A rare park where dogs can be off leash in much of it. The views of the cliffs are stunning, if it's not fogged in. Be prepared with warm clothing as it's always windy!
  • Beautiful views!! Great to come for a hike, for a walk, to just admire the views!! Excellent parking, plus it is dog friendly!! Their is also skydiving which is quite great!!
  • Amazing views. Good for talking walks and getting fresh air. I don't have a dog, but I see lots of people there waking their dogs. Decent parking lot.

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