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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.
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Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can stand the fog, this is an incredible Pacific Ocean beach. Lots of sand and lots of water, but it's cold. No bikinis here.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting San Francisco can be a bit stressful. Lots of people and little space. Ocean Beach is the perfect antidote. This beach is never crowded, there is tons of FREE long term parking. Fresh air, ocean view. No it's not Hawaii, but it is a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again this trip and not disappointed. There is always something going on, beach volleyball, indivisible bbq’s which must be contained which was a great idea.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sandraf516
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from the East coach, so I'm used to certain things at the beach. The sand was almost black, and we had to walk down a cliff to get to the actual beach area. Parking was free. It's an area great for picnics, dogs, and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank craig1086
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

A vast beach with gorgeous sweeping landscapes. The sand is soft and the views are amazing. I love beachws and this one didn't disappoint. Its kept clean, plenty of room so you don't feel cramped, and ideal for a leisurely stroll.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank fibarn
Reviewed April 24, 2019

I took my dog out to Ocean Beach on a beautiful day, and we both had a blast! The beach is clean, nothing dirty or dangerous. Dogs can run off leash if they behave. San dollars and crabs were everywhere!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately, we went to the usually windy and cold Ocean Beach to fly kites. It was still and sunny. I even took off my jacket because I was warm. At Ocean Beach. Weird. There was ample parking and places to build fires. Just no wind...

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karen-am123
Reviewed March 25, 2019

This is a great spot to take the family for a picnic or a long walk along the ocean. Dangerous for swimming, but you will see surfers and kids wading. This is a huge wide beach where you can walk for miles. Not strictly legal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

This beach is on the Western end of the city right next to Golden Gate Park. It is wide and flat and appears to be well maintained. From what I gathered it is controlled by the National Park Service. When I came upon the beach,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We were visiting SF and decided to explore Ocean Beach and Lands End one rainy day. Stunning beach and beautiful trees!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Bonnie C
February 25, 2018|
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Response from zuzanka1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Ocean Beach in San Francisco is very popular with dog owners because dogs are allowed on the beach off-leash from stairwell 1 to stairwell 21. South of stairwell 21, dogs must remain on leashes.
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Response from jrftrav16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a free parking lot along side the beach and parking on the side streets. Can be a bit crowded on sunny weekends. As with all parking near tourist sights in San Francisco, it is best not to have luggage or... More
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Response from Shaylielynn | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can! We were at one part of ocean beach where they didn't have bonfires but we went down a little bit more to another parking lot and they did have bonfires. And they are a blast!
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