Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco

4.7
#9 of 17 in Wildlife 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 .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Fort Funston National Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Fort Funston National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
140 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We visited Ft Funston on a recent trip to SF. We used to take our daughter here years ago. It is better than ever. Easy parking. Porta Potties. Great views. Good walking trails. They allow dogs, and I...  more »
  • Fort Funston was near our neighborhood so a number of times we popped over to see the hang gliders- this is a very popular dog park- lots of dogs running wild (unless leash laws are in effect)  more »
  • Babysitting our granddaughter and needed a place to take their German Shorthair Pointer to run! Parking both times was full, so we drove around the parking lot three times until a car left. They have ...  more »
Google
  • Lovely place for chill out with friends and family. Pet friendly area. Dogs were actually having fun here. So in case you don't like dogs you may not enjoy this place. This place is spacious. 3-4 points to visit here. A good place go for hiking. The only drawback is they didn't have clean washrooms and if you're lucky enough you would get parking easily. I didn't go during the sunset but yes I've heard sunset is amazing here. I would definitely recommend this place.
  • Great place to walk your dog off leash. Great views, ocean beach, several different trails. Plenty of space for a dog to run and roam. The only negative I experienced was a white male who tried to put a leash on my dog and steal him. My dog and I were walking amongst a large group of people and dogs The suspect did not notice me observing my dog discreetly from a short distance and thought he was a stray or alone so when he bent down and tried to put a leash on my dog, I immediately yelled at him saying what the f,,, are you trying to do with my dog. He immediately backed off and said "my bad" and then tried to give me a lame excuse. I got my dog out of there but 20 minutes later saw the same individual standing alone by the water fountain at the top of the hill by the fork in the trail apparently looking for another dog to steal. Be suspicious of anybody with a leash and no dog around them. Like I said before, it's a good dog park. You just have to be observant and mindful of your dog and surroundings at all times. A good habit to have no matter where you are.
  • Nice walk away from the sounds of modern society. Lots of dogs and family walking about. Plenty of space even when there are lots of people and pets you still can have private moments. Walking north you will eventually hit the beach. South at the top you will pass the Forts on your right. They're mostly covered in sand; the top of the fort is visible. Climbing the "hill" fort will uncover the "fort roof" aka battery they area was once donned with military cannons. Protecting the west coast. Continue walking south to the Hang glider cliffs adjacent to the parking lot and port-o-pottys. The cliffs are active with hang gliders and kite fliers. If you are on a date, light on your feet and/or have social dogs I recommend it. Especially families with dogs or kites or just for the healthy option of no technology enjoy a walk moments. Have fun, enjoy Fort Funston.
  • Best off leash dog area in all of SF. My golden retriever loves running g along the beach and chasing the waves. Nice trails for walking also which include old war artillery battery's along the coastal overlook. Very cool.
  • It's the nicest biggest dog park by the sea. While walking your dog, you can watch the whales too. Up above the hang gliders are so swift and so quiet. Ugh! The porta-johns. They are so disgusting. Try to hold if you can.
Places to stay near Fort Funston National Park

Plan your trip to San Francisco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Fort Funston National Park by other users

29 days in United States & Hurghada BY A USER FROM CANADA December, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM GREECE July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in United States & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans