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Marin Headlands

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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540
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Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension...

Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.

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Coastal Marin Headlands Hike from San Francisco
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Beautiful views of the Golden Gate!

We had a lovely, but short, visit to the Marin Headlands. Snapped some lovely pictures and enjoyed the scenic vistas and nature. Definitely spend a lot of time here if you have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carolyn G
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely, but short, visit to the Marin Headlands. Snapped some lovely pictures and enjoyed the scenic vistas and nature. Definitely spend a lot of time here if you have the opportunity - lots of great hiking and other outdoor adventure opportunities!

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Headlands are one of the most beautiful places in California. Insanely beautiful trails and views of SF and the bay. Rock geeks - you'll be in heaven. Pillow basalt, limestone, oceanic plate scraped off to form the Headlands as the plate sub ducted under the land. San Andres fault goes through it. You can see the fault at certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here at dusk and as it got darker the views got better and better. There are about five or six view points looking across the Golden Gate Bridge with the city in the background. It's absolutely stunning. The road is windy and parking is limited so be careful as cars just pull up and stop. At night when we... More 

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Windsor, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Marin Headlands is always one of the first places we take visitors visiting us, usually after picking them up from SFO and driving back home (Sonoma County). The views here are truly spectacular, I honestly don't thing you could design a better spot for views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the city of San Francisco and the entire bay.... More 

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Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can catch a mostly clear day this is the place to see and photograph the Golden Gate Bridge with the city and bay behind it. Great little drive along the coast beyond the Headlands views . We saw the lighthouse and harbor seals. Also could watchseveral whales

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

...You Can See Forever! Appropriate song lyrics for the fabulous views out to the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. A clear day is when you want to go there, but keep in mind the fog changes sometimes hourly!! It's tricky to get here, just enter Marin Headlands, Sausalito into your search bar. Also stop at... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time someone comes to visit us in the SF bay area, they must see the Golden Gate bridge, and the view across from the Marin headlands is THE PLACE to see it.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are pressed for time, make this your stop. It was free and well worth the drive. The best views of San Francisco in the background and the Golden Gate Bridge in the foreground. When you get to the lookout, it is breathtaking. It was like you were looking down from the clouds. This should be a must visit... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of things to see here... If you hike the trails or walk the paved road... You can see not only beautiful views of SF... But, hidden bunkers and pools of water that have created their own Eco system over time... Filled with newts and plant life... Warning: Don't touch the newts though, I believe they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge, overlooking the bay's entrance past the bridge. This is a vista that is fabulous, and worth so much to the People. During regatta's or the America's Cup, the there can be hundreds of boats out on the water, and, given a nice stiff breeze, everyone who actually wants to see... More 

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