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Sutro Baths

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Address: Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-561-4323
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Description: Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District...
Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House.
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Clean place, good for photography and high winds.

A good place to explore with beautiful rock formations. Best would be visit when there is good light if you are into photography. Neatly maintained place. definitely a place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A good place to explore with beautiful rock formations. Best would be visit when there is good light if you are into photography. Neatly maintained place. definitely a place to visit twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed walking around and exploring the ruins and rocks at Sutro Baths. The sight is even more interesting when you know its history. Adolph Sutro developed Sutro Baths in 1894. Interested in natural history and marine studies, he built an ocean pool aquarium among the rocks north of his Cliff House; he later constructed a huge public bathhouse that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I love places with history, especially the ones that are not just; walk down, look, turn and leave. Who doesn't love to explore? From little kids to grown and adults and all ages in between! The scenery of the ocean is just beautiful, rocks for climbing, combine that with these old ruins of a place that used to be, plus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place to explore around on a sunny (or foggy) afternoon. The ruins are beautiful, the beach is beautiful, the rocks are beautiful, the ocean is beautiful. Very peaceful despite all the tourists scampering about. Watching the ocean crash along the eroded stone you can really get a sense of the force of nature. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We decided on a whim to visit the Sutro Baths and we were not disappointed. It was a clear day and the lush, green grass made a beautiful contrast to the ruins. We sat on the edge of the ruins and watched the waves crash onto the rocks below. There was also a tunnel where you could listen to the... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The baths are glorious to view against the back drop of the Pacific crashing on to Sutro beach. The skeletal remains of the baths are catwalks and can be fun to walk on but risky. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket it can be pretty brisk. have a drink or meal at the lovely Cliff House restaurant located next... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Sutro Baths were a large, privately owned swimming pool complex near Seal Rock in San Francisco, California, built in the late 19th century. The facility was financially unprofitable and is now in ruins. Lands around the site have been integrated into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. On March 14, 1896, the Sutro Baths were opened to the public... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I'm so glad my family took the time to explore the sutro ruins. The site is right up the coast from Golden Gate Park. There's plenty of free parking at the visitors center ( this is also the closest parking). The trail to the ruins is easy to find. It's a bit steep getting down, so just be sure you're... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is mostly ruins. If you are interested in the site, take a look at the available film footage of this grandiose building. The only thing left of it is some stones.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

From a visual standpoint the ruins are great. Interesting story and fun to look at. However, there is way too much trash and graffiti to consider this a highlight of my trip. The rock formations in the water are really cool though.

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Address: Point Lobos, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-561-4323
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond

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