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Baker Beach

Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-561-4323
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Ranked #23 of 317 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Owner description: 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What a great find! In all my years of going to San Francisco, I never knew this beach was here. You get a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Very nice!

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Martinez, California, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Really. I had no idea; didn't see a single nude. We thought it more a dog beach. Lots of dogs. But, it was a foggy and clammy day, after all. The fog lifted just enough right at sunset to let the low sun light sneak under the low clouds and illuminate the GG bridge and Marin Headlands cliffs - spectacular!... More 

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San Marcos, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
67 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great location to take a walk, and enjoy a view of the Golden Gate like none other. The trees that overlook the beach ate majestic. Pictures just don't do it justice.

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Elk Grove, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Baker Beach/Rodeo Beach is, in a word, STUNNING. It will make an Atheist religious just by seeing it 'OH, My GOD!!! Its so Stunning!!! Yawn, I LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO...stunning is so utterly ubiqious to us. It's like going to the Dollar Store in LA to return some lite bulbs and having Barbara Straisand cut in front of you in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a great place to spend a few minutes or a whole day. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge is excellent. Parking was easy and it was busy, but not overcrowded. I am definitely going back with a picnic and a kite to fly in the next few weeks. What a great spot!!!

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Indore, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Two things: First, the reputation of this beach as a nude beach is mistaken. If at all there is any nudist, they are mostly isolated in some remote corners. Second, this beach is to observe the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge from a distance and have nice photos. Too sandy, too cold, and too rough waters. Still, one of the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Baker Beach was beautiful. This was the first place we stopped on our way into San Fran after we came over the Golden Gate bridge, and it was my favorite moment from the entire trip. Looking south at the homes in the hills and looking north at the mountains and the bridge - the experience just couldn't be beat. We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a nice place to see the surf, sun and great views of the bridge. You can easily take the 29 bus there, or walk through the sea cliff neighborhood and see some fancy houses.

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Reno, Nevada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

For a sparkling view of the Golden Gate, and to pay homage to the birthplace of Burning Man, we made a pilgrimage to Baker Beach. Parking for free in the beachside lot, we removed our shoes, and walked to the north end of the one mile strand. With each step in the cool surf, the glorious Golden Gate grew proportionally... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The beach itself is very nice place where you can spend your afternoon with friends. Since the ocean and its waves will not let you to swim (the water is cold and waves crazy) you can sunbath or enjoy spectacular views. Close to the Golden Gate bridge are fishermen and nudists :) so be careful and take pics only of... More 

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