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Ocean Beach

Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
+1 415-561-4323
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
+1 415-561-4323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Right at the end of the N Judah Line, the beach is a nice break from city life. The beach is very wide and very long so it is possible to stroll and find areas of peace and the sound of the waves. Best visited...More

Thank BaseballTraveler16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Summer Visitors to SF it gets windy and cold by the beach but check the forecast and you might luck out to find a beautiful day! Dogs are welcome off leash from Fulton to Gate 25 then as you approach the dunes (very fun spot...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a walk along Ocean Beach, just below the Cliff House. Climbed on the rocks to see the old Sutro Baths, which have become a duck pond. Watched surfers while we walked. I'd give the visit a higher rating but the water is too, too...More

Thank Plumeria_Lover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited several beaches on our recent trip to Cali. This one was our least favorite. It was dirty, there was glass in the sand in several areas so difficult to go barefoot. Homeless people clearly living in the dunes because there was a mattress...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is only nice on a sunny day. Otherwise, it is cold and barren looking. The misty fog and wind can give you a headache on a cold day. You also have to cross a busy highway from the running/cycling path to get to...More

Thank D. W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I was surprise that in a city like San Francisco you can have a sense of a urban environment, as well as the sense of a pristine natural environment like the one at Ocean Beach. The place is well known among surfers, but you can...More

Thank valeria_vally
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This was a really clean beach with fire pits and beautiful views. You can walk from the San Francisco Zoo all the way to Sutro Baths.

Thank sbidwell
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Huge beach with plenty of space and fire pits for evening fires. We had plenty of space. Great views of the Pacific. Lots of dogs (well behaved) running around w/ owners. Only thing lacking was bike racks (only 2 i think?) and didn't have anywhere...More

Thank Davíd C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great Pacific views here. It's often windy and overcast but, when not, times here can be real nice. Lots of free ocean side parking and just uphill is the famous Cliff House restaurant. Hang out on the beach, picnic, and explore the western edge of...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This beach is adjacent to Cliff House area and the Beach chalet brewery. They sit at pacific ocean seaside mouth to Golden Gate Park. Lovely drive through the park to get to museums and botanical gardens. Amazing part of SF City.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
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1 July 2017|
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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
23 July 2015|
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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!