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Baker Beach

Address: San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-561-4323
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Ranked #77 of 455 Activities in San Francisco
Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large...
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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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Essex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A lovely beach with a beautiful view of the Golden Gate Bridge. My niece enjoyed running about and skimming stones into the calm water.

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Love Baker Beach!!! Directly on the Pacific with parking. Great place to pack a picnic and people watch. Numerous dog walkers. Waves are crashing with a strong surf and very cold water. Beautiful place for pictures of the Golden Gate bridge. You may encounter a few nude sunbathers up close to the cliffs/far end (no biggie). I've picked up a... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Some of our party wanted to walk across the golden gate bridge so those of us who were less daring got dropped off at this beach to kill some time. Parking was painless, put Battery Chamberlin Road into your GPS for a direct route to the parking lot. There are porta-potties available. I've heard this is a nude beach but... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The only reason I knew about the beach was because a friend of mine told me to visit the beach. I was cycling around San Francisco exploring whatever I could. Baker beach is kinda hidden away. It isn't a big beach, but definitely worth a visit. I wasn't well equipped for the beach so I couldn't make the most of... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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382 reviews 382 reviews
216 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Even most local Bay Area residents are not aware of the views offered by this beach. Don't miss Battery Chamberlain which is right next door. It dates from 1904 and displays some of the original ordinance. Operation of the gun is open to the public, usually on the first full weekend of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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69 helpful votes 69 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 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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