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Marin Headlands

Building 948 Fort Barry, San Francisco, CA 94965
415-331-1540
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Ranked #1 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Running
Description: Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the riding around this area. Absolutely gorgeous and totally unpredictable. It can be freezing and foggy one moment and balmy the next. The lighthouse is a must see with its shaky suspension bridge and tunnel walk through.

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking, overwhelmingly stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge from a near-mountain side vantage point. After reading the reviews on TA we made the location a must visit. Parking at the lookout points is competitive. Just be patient and wait for someone to leave and you will get a spot. Tourists at the points are always coming and going. Visiting... More

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This recreational area just across the Golden Great Bridge offers a good alternative to the congestion and hustle and bustle of the tourist side of SF. Unfortunately we did not visit until we were headed out of the city and were disappointed that we could not reach the Light House after walking to it because the tunnel that gives you... More

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Great view of the Golden Gate Bridge and SF. It was pretty chilly up there so bring something to cover up. Also be aware that parking at the look out points is very limited and you may have to park and walk to spots with best views.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you are craving amazing views of the bridge and the city, do not skip Marin Headlands. It's an easy stop over after you've crossed the bridge. Be watching signs closely because it's literally just across the bridge. We went early in the morning and the fog was heavy. We returned later in the afternoon and the fog had rolled... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, free & informative. The hospital saves hundreds of sea lions & seals yearly. Glad we visited, nice drive along the headlands. Exhibits explain the hazards of ocean trash, cigarette butts are #1, & how the Docs flush poisons like tar from the animals bodies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Good, exciting, range of good restaurants. Also has the fish shops.....you can't buy fresher crab! We ended up up there most nights....!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Before we went to SF I did my due diligence and research and this site really helped me as the Marin Headland park was my favorite part of this trip. Wow! The view was fantastic, the drive to there and in the park was very memorable! Really breathtaking location. It's a must see! And there is a little beach there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Have often been to this region on business but not always enjoyed the scenic highlights. On this trip, focussed on pleasure and this is a wonderful spot to enjoy the views - a great drive over the Golden Gate Bridge fro downtown.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were in town for business, but drove up for a quick view. It is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful spot to get pictures of the golden gate. Would love to go back and hike.

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