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Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-561-4323
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Description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of...
Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby.
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Well preserved natural beauty.

We stopped here due to the fantastic views and contrasts between the steep surrounding mountains sweeping dramatically down past the grass and wild-flower covered dunes, down to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Pinecrest, Florida
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Pinecrest, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here due to the fantastic views and contrasts between the steep surrounding mountains sweeping dramatically down past the grass and wild-flower covered dunes, down to the beach. Every angle and every direction held gorgeous views. We got out of the car to take pictures of red-shouldered hawks gliding above, and of the winding trails which led down to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Too bad that you are not allowed to swim but other than that it has beautiful view of Golden Gate Bridge and you can actually see the huge ships passing the beach area. Very beautiful

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you want to get away from the expanse and more crowded Ocean Beach, this is the one for you. Fabulous views of the GG Bridge and peaceful cove-like setting to set up for the day at the beach.

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Kind of dirty, small and disappointing. There's a lot of trash and washed up stuff most times we have been, and Baker Beach has some of the most polluted water in the Bay, as per a recent study.Go to Crissy Field (very close by) or better yet Ocean Beach instead.

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If we had plan ahead we would have brought towels and wear flip flops! The view from the beach is amazing. There's a clean restroom facility as well. However it is a nude beach so don't be surprise when you see naked guys walking around.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Another great spot for GGB shots.....nice ocean/beach/bridge photo stop so worth adding to your road trip circle tour of SF As far as a beach the surf seems too dangerous and you'll get constant onshore wind but its likely free sand blasting exfoliation for you and your gear to spend a day there. PS....thanks to the pet friendly nature of... More 

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Moab, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This beach is one of the few dog friendly beaches. Spent the afternoon watching the gulls bother a seal, and also saw dolphins. We walked down toward the east side of the beach (clothing optional spot) to get some amazing shots of the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by fog.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We walked along this beach as a part of the trail between lands end and the golden gate bridge. There's a toilet block there. It was very windy when we visited but we still got some really good shots of the bridge.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Take some time to visit Baker Beach! It's a beautiful view of the bridge - iconic photo opportunities! My favorite time to visit is first thing in the morning. The beach is quiet and the views are spectacular. Better yet - bring some coffee and pastries and make a breakfast picnic out of it!

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I don't know what everyone likes about this place. It's not so nice, parking is a hassle, windy most of the time. If you want a view - maybe, otherwise go somewhere else. For example there is a nicer China beach just around the corner.

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