Baker Beach
Baker Beach
4.5
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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 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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2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Dog walkers, tourists wanting photos of a bridge, people going to a nude beach and not getting nude, creepy guys regularly around. All around a bad beach
Written 24 September 2023
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Guide61351524825
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Baker Beach is my go-to location for family and engagement photos for two reasons. High tide can produce some incredible images of waves crashing against the rocks with the Golden Gate bridge in the background. Low tide, on the other hand, creates a mirror-like effect on the sand which is great for capturing images with the bridge in the background. The beach is officially open to nudity and dogs off leash. Plenty of parking. Wheelchair accessible with ample restrooms and plenty of locations to BBQ with friends and family.
Written 16 September 2023
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LinaJ
Edinburgh, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Love Baker Beach to bits for the beautiful & precious memories! One of my favourite beaches in San Francisco with a scenic view of The Golden Gate Bridge! Highly recommended for a peaceful and relaxing day out with your loved ones.
The sunrise/sunset view is just brilliant!
I have personally witnessed the sweetest picnic setup with candlelight/champagne/roses/ the entire works for a romantic proposal being planned during sunset and that lady is definitely the luckiest!! Congratulations! 🎉 🥂 💍
Written 2 June 2023
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Joseph S
Nashville, TN2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Was blown away by the views. It was absolutely beautiful and quaint! I am so happy we went to Bakers Beach during our trip.
Written 2 April 2023
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Brandon Godward
Minneapolis, MN176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
First time here, and I was blown away with how pretty this beach is.
Relaxing, peaceful, with nice views of the Golden Gate bridge and surrounding area. A great spot to relax and watch the sunset or have a picnic. Free Parking available. You almost completely forget that you are in a huge city.

Only complaint is the public restrooms were disgusting. Avoid if you can.
Written 2 February 2023
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christina_stilista
Perth, Australia110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Absolutely stunning! This is what makes California famous. The unspoiled expanse of sandy beaches with mountain back drop.
Written 8 January 2023
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James c
Oklahoma City, OK186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
This by far is the best place to view the Golden gate Bridge. The mansions on the other side, the clean beach, the pink succulents, the roaring waves and the Golden gate as a backdrop, a perfect place for a picnic and just take it all in.
Written 4 November 2022
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Quinten Jiskoot
Amsterdam, The Netherlands530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We were here on a nice summer day. It's so beautiful, and so very much how I imagined California to be. You have nice views of the Golden Gate Bridge here (even better views on Marshall's Beach), and it's easy to get public transportation back to your hotel.
Written 14 October 2022
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FellowTraveler628496
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
What a great vibe! Best people from the beach to back to my car. Traveled with my pup we had a blast
Written 9 October 2022
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Mark S
London, UK172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Baker Beach has my favourite view of the Golden gate bridge. It wasn't busy when we went and the ocean was rough which was nice too. We were only there an hour but I could see myself spending a day there if weather good enough.

They recommend you don't swim in sea because of currents.
Written 20 September 2022
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