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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 4 days ago

This is a quiet beach that not a lot of people seem to know about. Perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge and also a great place to fly a kite! The waves can be larger or calmer depending on the wind and weather so...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a unspoken rule for Baker Beach. Closer to the parkign lot is the family friendly section. Complete with dogs and frisbees and kids frolicking in the waves. Going closer to the Golden Gate Bridge area is the clothing optional area. Which is nice...More

1  Thank Zeph721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Alabama, it is definitely cold out there on the beach, but a must stop if in SF! The views of the bridge are incredible and we saw tons of humpback whales out in the bay!

Thank JABW77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice long beach with cool rocks to climb to get to other beaches and scenic views of Golden Gate Bridge. But watch out if you're with young kids--it's also a nude beach mostly for men --the day we went was cloudy and about 58 degrees...More

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baker Beach is a beautiful stretch with an unbelievable view of the Golden Gate Bridge! About 75 percent of the beach, and nearest parking lots, is for those preferring swimwear. The northern end, as you walk closer toward the Bridge, is the acceptable nude stretch...More

3  Thank enso-circle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the beach , west of Golden Gate , is beautiful. The proximity of the bridge from the beach is fascinating. Weather wise, very windy and chilly. Go prepared with wind cheaters and sweaters. Go early so that parking is not an issue....More

Thank Preeti C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popular with locals, Baker Beach enjoys fresh breezes and a lovely view of the Golden Gate Bridge and of huge ships approaching and leaving the bay. The north part of the beach is clothing optional, but all the rest is just a normal beach. It...More

1  Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I go to San Francisco one of the first places I love to go is Baker Beach. It has easy access from the parking lot. I love to walk on the beach, smell the ocean and take in the view of the Golden Gate...More

1  Thank Lavenderblast
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and large beach with an incredible view of the west side of the Golden Gate bridge. The drive in is also breathtaking. We went early in the morning which provides a much emptier space. By noon there are hundreds of families...More

1  Thank Rovetti
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The parking lot can get get pretty full so I usually park up the hill at 1 25 Ave and don't fight for parking. After parking walk down the steps and go to the left to avoid the crowd The view of the bridge is...More

1  Thank Anita B
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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
23 September 2015|
Response from Anita B | Reviewed this property |
It isn't from Baker Beach! it is a toll free number area code so the with toll free numbers the charges are paid for by the party who is called instead of the caller. Although area code 877 is not assigned to a geographical... More