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Marin Headlands

Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540
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Ranked #1 of 114 things to do in Marin County
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Running
Owner description: Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Running
Owner description: Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.

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152 reviews 152 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This my first trip here and it's awesome. There are countless things to do and see! This trip was all about photographing the Golden Gate! There are so many cool places to do it from! This side is mostly an afternoon and sunset photo, unless you want a silhouette type image, than sunrise would be fine. If your going early... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I followed my friend's advice one day, rented a bicycle from a shop in Fisherman's Wharf and randomly started cycling towards the Golden Gate bridge. Needless to say, the photos I managed to click were amazing before and while on the windy bridge. Once you cross the bridge, there is a way to go all the way down to the... More 

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Lexington, KY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Each time I visit San Fran, this place is on my must visit. When I picture the rough coast line of California, this is exactly what I thought it would be like! I could climb up to the top and watch the ships come into the bay while listening to the fog horn for hours! Beautiful pictures! I've seen deer... More 

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San Francisco, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Probably the best place to come and get amazing views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate. Highly recommend coming in the morning on weekends to avoid the crowds. Lot's to see and do and the visitors center is useful for picking up a map of the area.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been to the stunning Marin Headlands on several occasions in the last 6 years and most recently in February 2015 when back visiting Northern California. The road up the headlands is windy and very picturesque with places to stop along the route to take in the vista's of San Francisco City and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Car... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

View of the Golden Gate, bay, and ocean is spectacular. Couldn't believe we've never been here before...crazy! Well worth the drive up....and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were lucky we came here on a beautiful sunny day. There are many places to stop your car to take photos of the bridge. It wasn't full of tourists when we came so we didn't encounter the parking problems other people did. But make sure it's a clear day when you come here otherwise you see nothing. It's worthwhile... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Golden Gate Bridge is one of the symbol of the United States. When foreign visitors think of the US, the bridge is one of them on the list. I got into photography a year ago, and I've been checking out so many pictures and images taking from this spot. I couldn't wait for my next chance to visit the bay... More 

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Georgia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Breaktaking! We watched the fog roll in as the sun set and took our photos with the GGB behind us. The prettiest part of San Fran and it was free.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

There are so many trails that take you over mountains, along lakes, through meadows, along pristine beaches, and are rich with abundant wildlife. This is a treasure waiting for you to explore. Bring a lunch. You go out for an hour and stay the day.

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