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Marin Headlands

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Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
+1 415-331-1540
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like most people, I've seen pictures and television shots that show the bridge in the foreground and the city in the background; however, I've always wanted to see it for myself. If the fog is very heavy, you won't see anything and it probably won't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this National Recreation Area more or less by coincidence when driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and stopping to take pictures right after the bridge. This is such an amazing nature drive right outside of San Francisco and gives you the best views...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the entire length of the available roadway and were impressed at every turn. Don't hesitate to drive the over the hill to the far reaches of the park the road it isn't as daring as it seems. Get out and explore a bit...More

Thank savoy555
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a nice scenic drive. So much so that it’s been in dozens of movies like the birds, so I married an axe murderer, basic instinct, etc. definitely worth your time.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Excellent place to get the best view of Golden Gate and pacific coastline initially as well as great views back over the city , then drop down the back to the lighthouse and Rodeo Beach. Also great to be above the fog and watch it...More

Thank PaulM16
Reviewed August 14, 2018

No, not the shoes, the cold-war antiair missile battery! Try to schedule your visit while the rangers staff the site and you can watch the missiles come up and be "prepared" to fire. Amazing bit of our history.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

A favorite place we have visited many times over the years. Great views of the city and surrounding area. Watching the fog roll in is always fun!!

Thank sherihowe
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Traveled in August to the Marin Headlands to visit Rodeo Beach, Nike Missle Site Open House hosted by veterans of the Cold War, and to see the Marine Mammal Center for the rehabilitation of seals and sea lions. There are beautiful views over the entire...More

Thank laura74Chicago
Reviewed July 25, 2018

If you are traveling to the Bay area, definitely take the time to cross the Golden Gate bridge, preferably on a sunny day, and take in the views from the Marin Headlands!

Thank Scrapper08
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We drove out to the Marin Headlands on a Saturday morning when we left San Francisco and was heading to Lake Tahoe. It was around 9 AM and other than the Battery Spencer stop, there was plenty of parking. The sun was not in the...More

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June 4, 2018|
Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Fee is the toll for the Golden Gate Bridge. Awkward, they don't take $$. So you need to go online after with your plate number and pay. Also, coming from SF, once you exit the road west is the first left.
May 4, 2017|
Response from Driver_316 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that is a question I cannot answer unfortunateluy. I only go to this place for a day trio.