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Ocean Beach

407 Reviews

Ocean Beach

407 Reviews
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It can be challenging to see top San Francisco sights in one day. This San Francisco Bay cruise from Fisherman's Wharf lets you see top attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and Sausalito from the water in a short amount of time. The open ticket can be used within a year of purchase, allowing you flexibility, especially with multiple departures per day.
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Kittygal wrote a review Apr 2021
Los Angeles, California5950 contributions323 helpful votes
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I lived a few blocks away during my grad school days and often walked the beach during study breaks. I'd gaze out at the seagoing ships and dream of distant shores. Every trip, I come back here for a walk. The Safeway I shopped at is still there. So are the windmills, the weather-beaten concrete steps and the vast expanse of the Pacific. It hasn't changed much, and that's good. This area will always be my second home.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Euiza wrote a review Feb 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
The dunes should have been home to aviary band reptilians. We saw the signs of human residents of this beach that rained down thousands of cigarette butts and glass chards. Dirty!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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rsemary37 wrote a review Jan 2021
San Francisco, California25 contributions41 helpful votes
We spent the whole day at Ocean Beach. We got there around 11am and stayed till 7pm. Let me 1st say that there are no public bathrooms. Plenty of different entry ways to get down to the beach by stairs. About 15 steps down, not hard. If you need a ramp there is 1 by handicap parking. You can bring firewood and light a fire. There is a sign that says No fires Nov-Feb, however someone forgot to tell all the people who had bonfires. The beach is Hugh and plenty of people including families. It was very enjoyable especially because we pack a picnic lunch,, and watched the sunset. Definitely a must do and if you can walk up to the famous Cliff House.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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mini wrote a review Aug 2020
Fremont, California106834 contributions3999 helpful votes
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We have been to Ocean Beach a number of times, but have never seen as many people as we did on a very hot day in San Francisco Furthermore, people were in swim suits (not the norm) and enjoying a swim in the ocean. People were having a good time.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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serge g wrote a review May 2020
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So i live right across from ocean beach and have since 99'. Have see the city change drastically over the years but the beach remains the same. I will say this though, the transiants who sleep in their cars and r.v.'s have taken a safe amazing beach and turned it into thunder dome. Nothing worse than coming out in the morning to enjoy the sunrise and see a parking lot covered in trash or see someone crapping in the bushes. REALLY?! Now for the ocean. If you arent from here and familiar with heavy surf, strong currents, cold water i highly recommend not underestimating this beach. One summer i saw close to 30 ambulance calls on this beach for drunk people almost drowning, kids getting pulled almost 1/2 a mile out. IT IS NO JOKE! BUT if do know how to handle big surf i recommend kelly's cove later in the day, Noriega st. Has big A frames. Get there early for glassy conditions. Ideal conditions are northern swell, off shore breeze, low tide. Bright green barrels you could drive a car through. So i hope this helps and be kind pick up after yourselves and see you out there.✌🌊
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Date of experience: April 2020
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