Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco

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#19 of 56 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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  • Beautiful park with many hiking trails , sand dunes, and never-ending beach. All off leash. Spectacular views of the city. There are too many dog walkers with a way top many dogs but it's more "casual" during the weekends and/Or @ sunset. One needs decent hiking shoes and water. There are only two water fountains and they are usually very crowded.
  • We LOVE this place. Great for kids to run around all over (as long as they're not by the cliffs), and paved so it's good for strollers. The beach is cool, but it's quite a trek back up the sandy hill. GORGEOUS views of the city and coast line. And LOTS of dogs! Great parking during weekdays!
  • Ft Funston is the most awesome place to bring your dog(s) and talk walks. It also has a historical value in that this is the location is where bunkers, to protect San Francisco, are locsted. Also, this is a launch point for hang gliders and it's fun to watch them take off and land.
  • Dog heaven! This is probably my most favorite place along the coast. Literally miles of beach for your dog to run free, most of it is people free too if you're willing to walk far enough. You can stay up top for great views and lots of dog socializing or trek down to the beach for fun in the surf. Never gets old other than seeing poop bags that aren't in the trash and kids tearing up the fragile eroding cliffs.
  • Parking always sucks, the dogs are cool here (for the most part), and the owners are all jackasses (for the most part). Be prepared to get sand in your shoes. If you don't, you're not doing it right. Pro tip: park on the street north of the entrance (at the first intersection). It's an easy hike up and will get you straight into the trails that lead to the beach and open areas.
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