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Address: 1504 Pershing Dr, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94129
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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This is such a cool spot. The beach is pretty good sized and the sand is very powdery. We grilled and there were picnic tables too. The view of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge is... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is such a cool spot. The beach is pretty good sized and the sand is very powdery. We grilled and there were picnic tables too. The view of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge is the best! Highly recommend a visit to this special beach.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This spot on the westernmost portion of the Presidio combines (for San Francisco) a nice and clean beach with natural history (the end of Lobos Creek as it enters the Ocean) and military history with the nearby gun enplacements dating back to the end of World War 2. At least one has been restored as a mini museum to what... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a little beach, only one mile long but it's got great views of the bridge. It's crowded in the summer and parking is a mess. But it's got bathrooms and water stations. Great place.

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Harriman, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a Saturday evening. There are some great views of the Golden Gate Bridge with the waves and/or rocks in the foreground, but it is very busy. If you are going for landscape photos like I was you would be better off going in the early morning or some other less busy time. It was nearly impossible to... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can get some great photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from this public beach. Unfortunately, nudists seem to frequent this beach - unbeknownst to us before visiting there. The day's nudists were all middle-aged to older males; one of which belonged in the looney bin because he started chasing my teenage daughter until momma bear started running towards him... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience San Francisco from a beach perspective, in between mountains, a clear view to the Golden Gate Bridge and all free of charge. You can walk around the park and enjoy a day at the beach as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take a long walk and enjoy being outdoors. Lots to see and plenty of people around especially when the weather is nice.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great beach for photos and to just watch the Sunset with the bridge in the view. Get here early and stay late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather was foggy and windy but the view of Golden Gate Bridge was still great even if the top was obscured by cloud. Visited on a Sunday so fairly busy but not crowded and plenty of parking. Worth the trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach offers a beautiful view over the Gold Gate Bridge. Lots of people were walking on the beach, fishermen trying to catch some fish. You do have to get lucky with the weather.

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