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Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco
(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Fort Funston is so close to the City, yet when you are out walking here you feel far away. Even Lake Merced suddenly looks like a natural lake. On a clear day you can enjoy beautiful views of the Cali...  more »
  • We walked down to Fort Funston on a bit of a spur of the moment trip. Great views and a nice walk along the water. Definitely a serious incline going up and down (as in, for every two steps forward it...  more »
  • Beautiful place to run, hike, walk your dog, fly over the cliffs on a hangglider and watch others who do this. 
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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! :)