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“watch out for waves” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 561-4323
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Ranked #102 of 722 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but don't swim. The tumultuous waters can be too rough to handle.
san francisco
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“watch out for waves”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

fun to visit anytime, even in the rain. a lot of interesting people watching. ample parking. watch out for bonfires.

Visited April 2012
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“Cool, loud surf, long stretches of Sandy Beach & Dune”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

In the evening, family and social groups gather build large bon fires and enjoy singing, socializing and picnics under a sea of stars while the Pacific ocean surfs roars near by and on the horizon ships at sea. Located at the western most end of Golden Gate Park, allows for a better view of the stars and a quiet space for conversation or meditation. I love the place. If your hungry accross the great highway is located a local brewery or an upscale restaurant which stone fire place and glowing fire surrounded by windows look into the Park.

Visited October 2012
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“Surf is up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Fond fond memories of getting tossed about in the waves at Ocean. beautiful on a clear day, dismal most of the time, but that's how we like it. Keeps the tourists away

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“My getaway place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I live pretty close to Ocean Beach. I love to take long walks here when I have the time. I feel like I'm on vacation in my city. Bundle up... it can get cold and windy.

Visited October 2012
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“Surfed swam didn't drown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is a great beach in SF. It is usually cool and windy but the surf can be gnarly and fun. The views are worth staying for.

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