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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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  • My dog and I have been to many dogs parks throughout California and this is one of the best. It is big with both beach access & walking on the bluffs. Beach access is down a sand stair case or through...  more »
  • We strolled on the bluffs and felt the salty air on faces. the wind was light but air smelled like sea and sunshine. Our day at the fort was mellow and fun.  more »
  • Amazing park and beaches for dogs and dog lovers in SF. Beautiful cliffs, skydivers, and occasionally (in the right season) you might even spot a whale in the distance (yes, it's true, I've seen them....  more »
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  • Great place to let your dogs run freely on the beach and up on the cliff paths. It is such JOY to watch the dogs romp about in sheer playfulness. You can start at one end of the park, go down onto the beach, walk along the water, and then go back up another path at the other end of the park through the sea fig and up the stairs. Lovely place. Don't go if you don't like or are afraid of dogs or would mind getting greeted by a friendly pup who may get you a bit sandy or dirty. Beautiful and relaxing spot to walk along the beach.
  • Amazing open space for dogs to go crazy and for humans to relax. Bring a warm coat, charge your smartphone for the great views, and make sure to walk down to the beach. If you're single and don't have a dog, borrow one immediately because this place is better than any modern dating app.
  • Amazing place to take your friendly sociable dog, or just a beautiful place to walk around if you like dogs and need a mental health break. Dogs of every color, size and shape. Water stops provided for thirsty pups, beach access for dogs that like to get their swim on, and lots and lots of room for chasing balls. Stay on the well maintained paved path that goes through the whole park, or wander in the sand! Oh, and they hold Corgi Con. Definitely one of my (and my pup's) favorite places in the bay.
  • Great place for a well-socialized dog. You can walk along the cliffs or go down to the beach. Bring a leash, but it's optional. Sandy trails, so sandals or flip flops are probably best.
  • DOG CITY. Awesome place for dogs to roam off -leash, and socialize with other pooches. Dogs consumed in pure joy. Not ideal for children, as dogs run at full speed. If you end up on the beach, dogs will also likely take a splash, so be prepared for dogs shaking off excess water or coming up to you to say hello dripping wet. If you're not into that, this is probably not the place for you. Great space, look forward to coming back.