Top 5 places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge is one of Top 5 places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.

1. Golden Gate Bridge

9.5
Golden Gate Brg S, San Francisco, CA
Bridge · 658 tips and reviews

David S.David Sanger: When walking across the bridge be sure to look up and explore different angles of the towers and cables. You'll find lots of intriguing compositions and abstracts. Early evening the light is best.

Hawk Hill is one of Top 5 places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.

2. Hawk Hill

9.6
Conzelman Rd, Marin Headlands, CA
Scenic Lookout · 30 tips and reviews

David S.David Sanger: To get the bridge with the city of San Francisco in the background, pull over about half way up Conzelman Road. There's one spot where the Trans America Pyramid lines up with the North Tower.

Fort Point National Historic Site is one of Top 5 places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.

3. Fort Point National Historic Site

9.2
Marine Dr. (at West Bluff Dr.), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · Presidio National Park · 66 tips and reviews

David S.David Sanger: This Civil War fort offers a unique view from directly underneath the bridge. The intricate girders contrast with the historic brickwork. Shoot in the late afternoon from the top level.

Marshall's Beach is one of Top 5 places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.

4. Marshall's Beach

9.0
The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Beach · Presidio National Park · 8 tips and reviews

David S.David Sanger: To get the classic shot of the bridge from the ocean side, park at Baker Beach and walk along the shore to Marshall Beach, where you can frame the scene with surf on the rocks in the foreground.

Scenic lookout is one of Top 5 places to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge.

5. Scenic lookout

West Frontage Road, Berkeley, CA
Scenic Lookout · West Berkeley · 2 tips and reviews

David S.David Sanger: In the winter you can get a great shot of the sunset behind the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll need a long lens and a tripod. Move back and forth until you get a pleasing composition.