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Baker Beach

San Francisco, CA
415-561-4323
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Ranked #34 of 378 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Beaches
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... more » 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. « less
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Reno, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Almost decided against visiting baker beach out of inconvenience. Glad we made the effort! Just had to circle once for parking on a late Saturday after noon. Awesome view of the bridge! The nudists stay pretty close to the bridge...it's not that weird but funny I guess! Kept my eyes closed when some of them were leaving...I thought maybe you'd... More

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Bucharest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stopped there on a Wednesday afternoon, just after visiting Lands End - the beach is close, like 10 minutes tops by car. There's a road that takes you right near the beach, in the free parking lot. The beach seemed clean but was steep and the currents seemed pretty strong plus the water was freezing cold so I wouldn't swim... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We were very pleased that we had relatives who visited us while in SF. Beach was clean and tidy no rubbish in sight ..... They took us to this wonderful beach, you have to be very very careful if swimming due to tides etc. Also some surprises for those who venture towards the bridge end. Shall we just say bare... More

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London, United Kingdom
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225 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Baker Beach isn't such a great beach as the sand is coarse, the water is freezing, the currents are strong... But one can see sea lions and dolphins from the shore and - best of all - the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the far side is excellent. The north end of the beach has a lot of... More

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Austin, TX
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A must see. Beautiful beach with great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We went on a Saturday evening and it was packed, but we lucked out with parking. Lots of beach goers. Water was really cold, but we just took our shoes off and strolled towards the bridge

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great Views of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Nice beach for lazy walks in the evening.

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NH
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23 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

if you find this helpful please click helpful below. This beach has some history where there is a little bunker on site. They have hills and little sandy trails the kids enjoyed running up and viewing. There are rocks near the bridge that apparently have sea lions at times however the walk in the sand with sneakers would have been... More

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Perth, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had a great day out starting at golden gate park... then walked 2 hrs to baker beach. (lol) Well worth going to but important to note: get the 28 bus and get off at Golden Gate Bridge then walk to baker beach from there. Then walk back to the 28 for a ride to pier/fisherman wharf area. Get down to... More

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