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Fort Funston

Address: Off Skyline Blvd. (Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area), San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-239-2366
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Ranked #88 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Owner description: Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and...
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Owner description: Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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93 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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105 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When the wind is right, hang gliders can be seen endlessly floating along the cliff along the ocean. If you haven't seen it before, it's one of the cool things to see in San Francisco. If you're a local, it's apparently the ultimate place to walk your dog.

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NYC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I visited this beach with a friend and her new pup. It's dog heaven - and people heaven too if you like dogs (which I do). The topography is breathtaking - the cliffs dropping off onto the beach - that alone is worth the visit. It's also the first beach I've been to where I've ever seen actual sand dollars!... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Another favorite area of SF in the SW corner of the city. Great walking areas among the old gun bunkers of the fort. This is a dog walking haven and the hang gliders will also go off the cliffs. Like to walk down to the beach area (sandy step path by hang gliding field) where you can have a great... More 

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California
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85 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is pure heaven for dogs! Open running space amongst the dunes and beach, dogs of all breeds and sizes, off leash....did you hear me? Off leash except for the professional dog walkers with a half dozen to a dozen dogs that might take it safe and keep the wanderers under control by leash. We were told that many dog... More 

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