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Marin Headlands

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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540
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Activities: Hiking, Walking, Running
Description: Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension...
Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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We hadn't planned on driving around the Marin Headlands, but we had time and we're glad we did. It was in late morning just as the fog was lifting to a sunny winter day, so it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We hadn't planned on driving around the Marin Headlands, but we had time and we're glad we did. It was in late morning just as the fog was lifting to a sunny winter day, so it wasn't too busy when we started but got busier as the day (a weekday!) went on. There is parking at different viewpoints, but it... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Perfect place to view the GG Bridge, beaches, ocean and bay. Drive carefully as the winding roads are filled with bicyclists!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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