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Baker Beach

1504 Pershing Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129-3306
+1 415-561-4323
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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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1504 Pershing Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129-3306
+1 415-561-4323
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got to Baker Beach at the end of the Pacific Coastal Trail from the Golden Gate Bridge. Nice view of the bridge and wasn’t crowded when we went. Although, I️ heard it gets busy. Free parking at the access point and bathroom facilities.

Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was cloudy and raining in March, but we still walked along the beach to take a picture near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Thank 5eaAirLand
Reviewed 1 week ago

tranquil, different view of golden gate bridge... it is easier to go with a car or Uber but worth it. you can stay at the beach and chill before heading to another tourist site.

Thank Racheal C
Reviewed 1 week ago

not far from the action is this quiet beach with great views of the Golden Gate bridge. Ample parking and a large beach.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed on 20th street and used to walk down, great walk great clean peaceful and a very "Pacific" beack. Views are awesome, a must on visit list

1  Thank Updesh_Singh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So wild and unspoilt yet so close to the city and the presidio. As you walk north along the beach the full magnificence of Golden Gate Bridge comes into view.

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk under the golden gate bridge. Wonderful SF mix of families, lovers, solo folks, dog walkers, even sun worshipers. Baker beach is on of the clothing optional beaches in CA. Don't let that scare you, no one in SF does. :)

1  Thank Dealia420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

got an uber from the city @$15 then walked along the beach for a different view of the bridge. Then up some steps and about 1/2 mile walk to the bridge visitor centre.Really good views along the walk.

1  Thank marshallfury
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply awesome views. We went over after walking part way across the G.G. bridge. It feels like you are very far from civilization, even though there were a few other people around, but it certainly is far from crowded. We stayed at the top of...More

1  Thank Teejaaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Nice views of Marin Co. as well, plus there are folks hanging out on the beach, which is interesting on its own. Worth a 15 min. detour if you have a busy schedule.

Thank stevehh2525
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23 September 2017|
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Response from 14hannon | Reviewed this property |
Could be on the cooler side, but it is not unusual to get warm, sunny weather well into the fall (TIP the fall is the best weather season in SF). That said, it could also rain. I have been on Baker Beach in sun, fog, and... More
27 July 2016|
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Response from bicwood | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free.
18 June 2016|
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Response from scottd1961 | Reviewed this property |
Their is rocks close to the surface of the water. To keep ships away this was built. This is what I had been told by a couple of people who lived near the south end of Baker Beach