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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...more
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1504 Pershing Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129-3306
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Mission Dolores Park is a great place to picnic and to see a great view of the city. And just down the block from here you can visit Mission Dolores, one of the Missions built by Padre fr. Junipero Serra It is a beautiful site...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in SFO during a really hot spell. So , after accidental discovering Marshall’s Beach we walked on to Baker Beach. It was 34degrees Celsius! (93F) The beach was packed. Carparks full. Very busy. It’s a big wide beach suitable for everyone. We headed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank davlynski
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another of the ‘must does’ when visiting SAN Francisco. The winds were challenging and advice was not to swim as the currents are very strong.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank P44cka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I was here on a Friday early afternoon and the beach was amazingly uncrowded. Plenty of parking and lots of room to walk on the beach. If it's clear the views are fantastic. Check out the ship traffic heading in/out of the bay too....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CaptainSPI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent some time here during our hike from Land's end to the Bridge. Great views and pics. We walked over to the Sand Ladder and walked up it, that was quite a work out.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank KrissyandCody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Baker Beach provides a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Although we did see a few people in the water, it's not a great beach for swimming, as the water is very cold with strong waves and currents. If you're just looking to relax...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mickey92893
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely beach to relax and walk around. Enjoy the ocean and the sun and of course the views of the Golden Gate bridge. :)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tiinajohannaaa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Much less people and you get closer to the bridge. Take a swim if the weather permits and it does nothing if you forgot the swimwear because then you blend in well with the nude bathers that are there.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Couple_H_A
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

This beach was great. It offered that nice beach feel with an incredible view of The Golden Gate Bridge. That side of the Bay Area can get pretty windy so it was very cold but that didn’t stop the kids from playing in the sand.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 46dawnl
Reviewed April 26, 2019

Baker Beach has been a spot for San Franciscans to dive into the Pacific Ocean (both with and without clothes) for a century. Not a surfer's paradise but more for bathers to enjoy if they can stand the water temp. Also just a nice spot...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Ramirez7777
April 19, 2019|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
We visited during the US Government shut-down of 2018. The Presidio was open. According to the US National Park Service website for the Presidio, it is open 24/7 and there are no entrance fees.
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Response from PandFB | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see anyone sea bathing so I guess the other comments here about the temperature of the water are true. If it important to you then I'd suggest going to the beach by the old Sutro's bath complex or better still... More
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