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Address: Off Skyline Blvd. (Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area), San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-239-2366
Description: Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite...
Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers.
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Fort Funston for a good sandy walk

High up on cliffs over the pacific, you can visit the WW2 gun emplacements, watch the dog-walkers, get sand in your shoes, and actually walk a good distance to the north, above... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

High up on cliffs over the pacific, you can visit the WW2 gun emplacements, watch the dog-walkers, get sand in your shoes, and actually walk a good distance to the north, above the ocean. See the hang-gliders taking off and landing right at the parking lot.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I like Fort Funston because it is a fun place to walk on the beach, to play with dogs, and to watch the endless sea. This is a paradise for dogs. Different kind of four-legged friends, running, walking, playing and cheering for life. People here are relaxing and cheerful, sharing a positive outlook.

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San Francisco, USA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very few tourists get here and not even all locals know about Ft. Funston, with its military history, hang gliders, dog walkers, windswept beach, and magnificent panoramic views.

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Redwood City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice walk for dogs (45 min.). Loaded with other dugs for socialization. Water station. Can be windy at times so bring a jacket/sweater. Access to beach.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our absolute favorite beach in the bay are. This place is so clean and everyone is incredibly friendly. With so many dogs and different types of people I am shocked I have never seen a dog fight or a confrontation between people. It really is just like Disneyland... meaning you can't be mad here. There are bluffs on the cliffs... More 

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Everything at Fort Funston depends on the weather... If it's bad, it's a great place to watch winter storms... If it's good weather, without much wind, join hundreds of your new best friends, with their dogs, off-leash; and, you might even see migrating whales... But, if it's great, sunny, BREEZY day, then you're in heaven; because this IS hang-glider heaven...... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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233 reviews 233 reviews
97 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great park on the coast with numerous hiking trails both on the bluffs and on the beach. However, it is very challenging to get down to the beach and back up so not suitable for the elderly or disabled. Very dog friendly, with lots of people running their dogs off leash. The views from the bluffs are stunning. Lots of... More 

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Atascadero, California
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309 reviews 309 reviews
112 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wow! Who remembers 11 Nike missile bases around the San Francisco Area! Well they were there from 1954 through 1974. Incredible - Fort Funston is one of the remnants of that cold war area. That is surely some food for thought. Today Fort Funston is a wonderful park on the cliffs overlooking the incredible Pacific Ocean. It is a favorite... More 

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Oakland, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Few places rev the engine of our nature loving, dog adoring family like Fort Funston. A favorite from a decade ago with my tri-colored larger than life dog Henry who walked with me alone up and down the beach, and then off to Weinerschnitzel on the way home for lunch. Now I take my husband, two kids and sweet lab-border... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,121 reviews 2,121 reviews
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1,231 helpful votes 1,231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have gone to Fort Funston several times; this time I visited a small dog greeted me as I exited my car. That was so cute. Both people and dogs love the views here as well as the hiking trails. When we arrived it was early in the day mid week this time. Parking was no problem and quickly found... More 

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