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Ocean Beach

Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great highway” (15 reviews)
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“sand dollars” (12 reviews)
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Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
Civic Centre
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"great highway"
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"cliff house"
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"sand dollars"
in 12 reviews
"golden gate park"
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"nice beach"
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"n judah"
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"sutro baths"
in 15 reviews
"dog walkers"
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"short visit"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"homeless people"
in 4 reviews
"lands end"
in 3 reviews
"waves"
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"dunes"
in 12 reviews
"surfing"
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"expanse"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We headed down late evening after recommendation from family. It did not disappoint and a great place to watch the sunset. The beach was packed (Friday night) with people having BBQs and chilling out which meant for a very chilled vibe.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful beach. I've ever been in there over 10 times. I am always running cross Golden Gate Park to this beach.

Thank Ace F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped here after visiting many of the attractions in Golden Gate Park. There was a Safeway a block away where I picked up a few snacks for lunch and then sat watching the waves while I ate. The beach was pretty busy, but there...More

Thank lirwin13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Beach, super dog friendly, they can run free. Good spot for a long day or just a short visit, of course Java Beach coffee is just around the corner

Thank wineman1981
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the kind of beach for walking or viewing the sunset, not swimming! We went to the beach twice in June 2018 and found it to be a windy and sandy beach. The sand was blowing so quickly, it stung our legs and got...More

Thank Kristin F
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

very nice beach! You can rent a bike and go there via Goldengate Park. It will be a great trip. There are also parking places for cars...

Thank Piotr H
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This large beach stretches a long distance. Sea and sand. But because of the fog and ocean breezes, it's often very cold. But bundle up and enjoy the sea.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

I was there twice once for watching an amazing sun set and once on a Sunday afternoon. Ocean Beach is a wide beach with huge sand dunes. If you like this beach or not depends on your expectations. For all who loves the nature, the...More

Thank EdithTa
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

every time i visit i get the same thing rangers driving up to every group of people beaming them with spot lights its horible how can you enjoy the moonlight when cops are hrasing people non stop and i mean non stop they drive the...More

Thank Stephan S
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Ocean Beach is a really nice beach for walking on and to see the Sutro Baths (what's left of them). I was here in October and it was pretty cold so I'm not sure it's a great place to swim, but I really enjoyed my...More

Thank James A
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Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
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Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
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one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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Bonnie C
February 25, 2018|
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Response from zuzanka1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Ocean Beach in San Francisco is very popular with dog owners because dogs are allowed on the beach off-leash from stairwell 1 to stairwell 21. South of stairwell 21, dogs must remain on leashes.
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O3824JQLola
July 1, 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
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VanDolah555
July 22, 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!
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