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Marin Headlands

Building 948 Fort Barry, San Francisco, CA 94965
415-331-1540
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Ranked #1 of 377 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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Decatur, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Just north of SF, across the Golden Gate Bridge, take the first right and swing back under to the left and you are just a few hundred yards from the beginning of the Marin Headlands and some of the most spectacular views you will ever see! Especially at dusk and at night! Incredible views looking back at the city and... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lots of places to stop and take pictures or just soak up the views. We drove up and stopped many times along the way. Loved it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's one of the most scenic places in the US; the only problems are the crowds, and the weather. If you can avoid the first and go on a clear day, it's spectacular.

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had been to San Franciso many times over the years and for some reason had never made it to the headlands until this last trip in May. The views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in the distance are spectacular.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited Sausalito, the house boats and Muir Woods. Worthwhile experience. If you go there in August take a sweater. Yes, it gets really chilly.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

hike the Miwok to Ridge to Coast trail for a nice dog friendly loop with a bit of climbing and lovely views to the ocean, city and headlands. takes us about 2 hours without too many stops to admire the view, plan longer if you take lots of pictures. probably about 1000' elevation change in total on the loop

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Bit of a narrow curvy road to get up to the top and not always easy to pull over to take photos as parking is limited, but it gives you a different perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's also possible to park at the bottom of the road and walk under the bridge to the other side for photos.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Get your a Golden gate photos here, this is where the professional photos of the bridge have been taken

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We ran out of time and just popped up to Hawk's Hill to take in the views of the bay/bridge/city. Very beautiful. Getting off on the exit and finding a parking spot was a little stressful, but it is worth it.

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Knislinge, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There are beautiful views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from the hills on Marin Headlands. There is a viewing area accessed by a one way road system about 10 minutes drive from the Golden Gate Bridge - well worth the visit.

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