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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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Dog Paradise

Brought our puppy here for the first taste of the ocean. It's a very picturesque spot, not too far from the city (allow extra time for traffic at certain hours). It's very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Sonoma, CA
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Sonoma, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Brought our puppy here for the first taste of the ocean. It's a very picturesque spot, not too far from the city (allow extra time for traffic at certain hours). It's very dog-friendly, and you will see many dogs on and off leash. On the day we were there, they were all well behaved. The hike down to the beach... More 

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice to be out in nature and simultaneously have views of the city AND the pacific. Lots of dogs, but mostly, amazingly well behaved.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When there is wind, the hang gliders just walk off the cliffs surrounding the beach below and travel parallel to the cliffs above the beach with the Pacific Ocean beyond. It's a quiet trip for the hang gliders, and it's also fascinating for the watchers. There's a nice observation deck that is adjacent to the launch area. In addition, these... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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193 reviews 193 reviews
81 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We found this place by accident. It was a beautiful warm Saturday & hard to find parking along the beaches so we turned in here. There's a short but hilly walk to the beach so we sat just above it on some rocks. We loved watching all the dogs running around & all were so well behaved. We stayed to... More 

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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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