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Address: 1504 Pershing Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129-3306
Phone Number: 415-561-4323
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Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of...

Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby.

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San Francisco Coastal Walking Tour from the Golden Gate Bridge to Cliff House

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If it wasn't that cold, we could've stayed longer and walked under the gate. We've always gone through the gate and I wanted to see under it (only saw it in the movies)....now a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If it wasn't that cold, we could've stayed longer and walked under the gate. We've always gone through the gate and I wanted to see under it (only saw it in the movies)....now a reality...lol

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did a quickie visit with some friends from out of town. Here are my notes: --Plenty of free parking during the week. (Not sure about the weekends). --Public bathroom at the end of the parking lot. --A gun demonstration once a month, on the first full weekend of every month from 11 am to 3 pm. Great Views of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a warm day in late July, you can picnic, swim and walk the length from the rocks leading up to the Golden Gate to the small hidden beaches of China Beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from Lands End to Golden Gate Brdge along the old rail bed trail through the National Park. This was a welcomed pit stop.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Baker Beach for the primary purpose of watching Harbor Seals released back into the wild by the Marine Mammal Center. This was a beautiful beach that is much different from the Florida beaches I live near. The Golden Gate Bridge was on one end of the beach and I was able to take photos as the skies cleared.... More 

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Roy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Baker Beach is good for access to the ocean view and viewing the Golden Gate Bridge. The beach is sandy and easy to walk on. Parking is limited right at the beach but there are handicap stalls available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Baker Beach is a hidden emerald in San Francisco for visitors and tourists alike. A half mile long beach, a set of wood log stairs buried in sand dunes 200ft high, myriad walking and hiking paths. And the soothing sound of surf plus frigid water for the adventurous cold plunger. This is a perfect place for a workout, picnic, photo... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baker Beach is part of the Presidio. I was here in October 2015, and stuck my feet in the Pacific Ocean, even though I had long pants on. That was fun! It is definitely worth it to visit Baker Beach. The Golden Gate Bridge is also visible from Baker Beach. I saw it from this beach, partially consumed by fog.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depends on when you visit but parking can be a beast when the weather is awesome and it's the weekend. But during the week usually not a problem. Note: there are people here who go "au naturelle" closer to the bridge. So be aware if you decide to walk with your kids. Also try out the sea ladder. It's harder... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for a picnic here on Valentine's Day- beautiful, sunny, romantic, and stunning views at all angles!

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