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Fort Funston

Off Skyline Blvd. (Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area), San Francisco, CA
415-239-2366
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Ranked #38 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Beaches, Parks
Description: Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers.
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NYC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
61 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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430 reviews 430 reviews
104 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I don’t hike here; did it once and found it rather bland. But I do like to visit and sit and watch the hang gliders launch and cruise up and down the coast. It’s a very relaxing way to spend some time contemplating. Bring a jacket as it’s nearly always windy there (hence the hang gliders).

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Gilbert, Arizona
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36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

See pics I have submitted. ...this place is a 10+++ Historical bunkers, many interesting dogs & their owners, hang - gliders everywhere, hiking trails for ALL, Views that Fascinate, & beach below looks really good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I start laughing as soon as I arrive at FF. there is every breed of dog imaginable. I like the weekdays w/ the dog walkers there. Numerous dogs all together & everyone is well behaved. All the doggies are so cute, great exercise too for us, you can walk down a big sand hill to the beach below, turn left... More

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Benicia, CA
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Even people with a tired gait are still energized by this unique bit of Heaven. You cannot help, but to see how the dogs, the birds and the kids are running, or scooting, or flitting about, until they literally drop on their butts, anxious to get back to the fun. The beach is lovely, but mind the horses and the... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This is an excellent recreational area for paragliding enthusiast and hikers. It also offers beautiful landscape and seascape. The view from the observation deck down to the shore is really exceptional and breathtaking, as if you are in the edge of the earth. You can also find some sort of military bankers or weapon unused. Private car is a must... More

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Woodinville, WA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

despite the very full parking lot, there are lots of trails and ways to have your own privacy to enjoy the sunset or beach. Hike along the bluff or down on the beach. Trails abound and many are thru the soft sand, so bring shoes that work for that.

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Lincoln, California
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were so pleasantly surprised at what a wonderful dog park this is. We also like the fact that there are so many miles of walking paths and the sunset views from the cliffs are so beautiful! Cannot wait to go back and take the dog for a great run.

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