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Address: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
Phone Number: 415-331-1540

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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The views from this headland are wonderful, every turn inthe road gave a more impressive sight. The visitors centre is very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from this headland are wonderful, every turn inthe road gave a more impressive sight. The visitors centre is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kirby Cove Campground for one-night in mid-September and found it an incredible and beautiful way to experience the quiet side of the bay, especially coming from Colorado. We booked Site #2, making our reservation about 3-months in advance. Site #2 had a beautiful partial view of the bridge from the tent pad, and was nestled in coastal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the time. The views from the top are quite breath taking. The Golden Gate and if the fog permits a expansive view of the entire bay, Alcatraz and a vast portion of San Francisco. I especially enjoyed watching the Hawks and vultures soar from Hawk hill.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to Headlands can enrich the visitor a lot of information about the creatures living in the Pacific Ocean of California Bay.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the views from this location - absolutely stunning. Great walking paths which considering the elevation are very easy to walk along. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars, was at the weekends the roads were crazy busy. There is limited parking and cars were stopping on the roads, which meant no one could pass. Took up... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hiking for all kinds of hikers. There are winding, dirt pathways for a more 'real' hiking experience as well as paved hiking paths for those who want more of a 'walk' experience. Regardless, the views of the coast are amazing. On a clear day you can have a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Many interesting birds... More 

Thank Lucy G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove back into San Francisco from Napa Valley and stopped in Sausalito and on into the Marin Headlands - jaw-dropping views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. We had some fog, some clouds, some sunshine.....typical Bay Area day! The viewpoints were busy with lots of tourists, many international. It's too bad they can't clean up the restrooms, overlook areas... More 

Thank RoseBowlTraveler
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the winding road with amazing views. You do have to watch traffic to find parking at overlooks. I went on Tuesday afternoon and still busy especially at the lower overlooks. Drive down to lighthouse was great. Pictures are great so bring camera. Windy and cold...be prepared. Well worth the time.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park area on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge is lovely. However, most visitors park within one mile of leaving the bridge to take a a photograph and then turn back. Definitely stop for photographs with everyone else, but then carry on along the one way road which winds along the coast line dramatically. There is more... More 

Thank Philip H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

The road up to the highest point is quite curvy and dangerously close to the edge of a mountain, but the view once you get higher up is totally worth it! Unfortunately, we went on a day where thick fog was rolling in at the higher elevation of the mountain, so we didn't get to see the bridge initially. But,... More 

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