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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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Perfect Beach getaway just a short drive away

It's a cozy and charming little respite away from the city, with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Over the years, we've taken all the kids here. It's the first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
CleveandKat
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's a cozy and charming little respite away from the city, with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Over the years, we've taken all the kids here. It's the first beach stop before heading down HWY1. We've picnicked here countless times. Last "Fogust" we just watched the fog roll in and out; watching the Golden Gate Bridge disappear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Took a cab here from Union square and then hung around for a bit and then walked back along the bay to fisherman's wharf. It's gorgeous with amazing views of the bridge! The beach is soft and quiet!

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Weather was hot, water was... cold, yet not icy-cold, so I went in up to half-leg the other Sunday when temps were above 85 degrees! Get in, get out to dry on the warm sand! Things to know: although a Pacific Ocean's beach, it's going slightly fast in, no lifeguards. It's location makes it great : great view and easily... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is no better ground floor view of the GG Bridge. Bring your camera and walk all the way down to the rocks. This view from the southwest is spectacular.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Got bored of shopping so I bought some food and went to this lovely beach for the afternoon. What a lovely clean friendly beach. A must if you are all shopped out in this big city and if you can stay for the sun set!!!

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Redwood City, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Unsuspecting tourists will get a bit of a shock when they descend the sand stairs down from the dunes and find naked men parading along the surf line. I don't believe there are any signs posted to warn you that this is a "clothing optional" beach. There seems to be an unspoken rule that the north end, closer to the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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230 reviews 230 reviews
116 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Superb place to see the bridge at sunset. Parking lot just next to the beach. Its also a nude beach but most people there were clothed. :)

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a little cove, with a nice sandy beach, picnic tables and a gorgeous view of the golden gate. I have seen a lot of family photos taken on this beach. We always stop here on our tour to snap a few photos of a different bridge perspective. It is packed on sunny weekends and the outhouses are usually... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A stop on our bike tour of San Francisco's waterfront. We had a small picnic lunch and watched the dogs cavort on an otherwise wide and empty beach. It was lovely to see the ocean and to find such a nice quiet spot.

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Manteca,CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited Baker Beach this past weekend 2-14-15 and we loved it. The weather was perfect, the beach was clean, the view was awesome, we really enjoyed our stay there

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