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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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Best place to walk your dog in San Francisco

Great place to walk your dog! A lot of activity, and free parking! That alone makes it worth the drive. Very near the Exploratorium and just a short hike to the Presidio and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not sure if this is a dog friendly beach, but everyone seemed to have them there this day. All were very pleasant, even their owners. Beach is okay, water was pretty cold, so dipped our feet and let the dogs chase their toys into the surf.

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk your dog! A lot of activity, and free parking! That alone makes it worth the drive. Very near the Exploratorium and just a short hike to the Presidio and the south embankment of the Golden Gate Bridge. One of my favorite places in San Francisco

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went after a day trip to San Francisco. It was a nice beach filled with people. I think more people should be aware that it is a nude beach also and ensure they want/do not want to bring their kids here. It was nice for taking pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge although it was foggy. It also had some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a spectacular place to see the Pacific Ocean in all its glory, particularly at sunset. It can be reached on foot if you park the car at the Golden Gate visitors' center. The trail is fairly easy and the views are fantastic.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We loved this beach. The views are amazing. We came to see the sunset. A great place to take pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Worth the nice ocean breeze and nuddies to get to the northern portion of the beach to trek the rocks and get a good view of the Golden Gate Bridge. You almost forget there is a huge metropolis on the other side of the hill.

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Arlington, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've never been in the Pacific ocean and wanted a simple place to park, walk to the shore, get my feet wet and take a few pics. Baker Beach fit the bill. It also has an excellent view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The picture postcard view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't be surprised by the naked people you may see, as Baker Beach is San Francisco's first Clothing Optional beach. Great photo spot. Fisherman against the Golden Gate and a stroll through some really soft, warm sand.

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tampa, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This beach was great for walking and taking in the views. There were a few people in the water but signs state it is at your own risk due to surf. The beach is pretty wide so there's plenty of room to walk without being in the surf or kicking sand on sunbathers (some of whom are nude). I didn't... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very windy day which made for less crowds at this very beautiful vantage point of the GG bridge. Unfortunately, some tourists didn't realize that others were attempting to capture some shots without them camping out on the rocks for the 1/2 hour or so while we where there. Courtesy folks, please.

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Address: Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-561-4323
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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