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Baker Beach

Beach and Nudist Beach
Presidio National Park, San Francisco
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  • Alexa Jane D.
    Alexa Jane DennerJanuary 6, 2015
    Baker beach is a wonderful site. Perfect for swimming, sunbathing, sports, grilling, and watching sunsets with views of the GGB.
  • Edward H.
    Edward HomickAugust 3, 2012
    In my opinion, the best view of the golden gate bridge is at this beach. You can also spot dolphins swimming here sometimes. I've been all over the US and this is my favorite beach in the country!
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 11, 2012
    The parking lot is always packed on weekends, but there are plenty of places to leave the car within walking distance, especially if you enter the Presidio at Lincoln Boulevard near 25th Avenue. Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaMay 29, 2015
    Although it might be quite crowded, it offers a nice panoramic view, which includes the Golden Gate Bridge. Come early in the summer if you need to park your car! Read more
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 21, 2015
    The views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands from this beach are spectacular. These sands are also a recognized nudist spot, so you might catch a game of naked Frisbee on the north end.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    If you look carefully in the sand there, there are colored looking rocks. They are in fact sea glass! You could spend all day searching for these and some local shops buy them up to make jewelry.
  • Gabriella S.
    Gabriella SanninoNovember 2, 2013
    Best time to come is first thing in the morning 6 or 7 a.m. make sure you go all the way to the end towards the bridge...
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 16
    When the forecast predicts an 80-degree day in San Francisco, this is where everyone in the entire city flocks. But you don’t need warm weather to enjoy this view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Read more
  • Alexander W.
    Alexander WinterApril 28, 2013
    Bring something in case it's windy, a drink, and some good friends, and then enjoy the beautiful views (on various levels).
  • Thijs v.
    Thijs van SchadewijkAugust 3, 2015
    I like this beach so much. Never busy. The view towards the golden gate is priceless. Just so you know: at the right end of the beach is for nudists.
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GiavariniMarch 16, 2014
    I love the dog-friendly style but, believe me, the clothing optional in the northern part is really awful and at least questionable!
  • Madhubhashini
    MadhubhashiniJanuary 1
    This is the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge! :). .. Esp during sunset, with the crashing waves.. the golden gate view puts a big happy smile on your face!
  • Alexalyne C.
    Alexalyne CosasMay 14, 2015
    The beach is a fantastic view of the beautiful Golden Gate, but don't be afraid to venture in the wooded areas for some hidden treasures!
  • Manya L.
    Manya LandersAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best place to socialize a shy dog ever! Watch for the dolphins playing near the left of the cove. (towards China Beach) What a treat!
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RainsOctober 14, 2013
    Nobody is letting the Government Shut Down affect going to this beach. It is still beautiful as ever! Child warning: the closer to the Bridge you get the more nudes you will see...
  • Izabella
    IzabellaMay 4, 2015
    Awesome view of Golden Gate Bridge, the sunset must be beautiful, great place for a sunbath and also to enjoy your day off.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenJanuary 8
    Dreamy bike ride to the beach while the sun rises is one of the most romantic shenanigans you could pull off in San Francisco.
  • David H.
    Beautiful views of the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge. Less passable at high tide and you might see the occasional nudist.
  • Bennett W W.
    Definitely a nice spot to cool off during those warm summer days. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge is absolutely fantastic.
  • Leandro Angel S.
    Leandro Angel SanchezSeptember 9, 2013
    Hot summer day, great place to take a sunbathing and if you like nudism go ahead.
  • David
    DavidMay 16, 2015
    Definetely recommend this place. Very scenic view with golden gate in background, took a nap on the beach!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 28, 2014
    The hike along the bluffs over to the bridge is long but full of incredible views.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha Yu2 weeks ago
    Let your dog run wild! Take off your shoes before running towards the beach
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    The most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and an awesome place to relax
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJanuary 10
    This is one of my two favorite spots in San Francisco. Nothing feels more refreshing than to be accross the ocean & golden gate bridge simultaneously ☺️💕
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 18, 2015
    Great view of the bridge with lots of characters. Plus, there's a Burning Man effigy in commemoration of the first one.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJanuary 18, 2015
    Hike along the cliffs above the beach all the way to the Golden Gate bridge. So gorgeous!
  • Alyssa F.
    Alyssa FooteJuly 19, 2014
    Amazing views of the Golden Gate, not so great views of the occasional nudist swinging his tater tot around.
  • Erika J.
    Erika J.August 15, 2013
    Dog friendly beach. Great pics of the Golden Gate Bridge through here. Picnic table as well so pack some lunch and head out here.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 4, 2015
    Yes, climb over the rocks to get better views of the GGB. It is worth it.
  • P K.
    P KhalingNovember 7, 2015
    The scenery plus the peaceful sound of the waves. Good for picnic and grabbing although it's closed for the season
  • Kelli B.
    Kelli BerezinApril 19, 2013
    This is a great beach for friendly off leash dogs. My dog Gigi is so happy running around this beach!
  • Sonia M.
    Sonia MargeraMay 14, 2014
    My favorite place in San Francisco! No words can describe how much I love it.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick K.September 7, 2013
    best beach in SF. great bbq spots as well.
  • Turan Y.
    Turan YurdakulSeptember 21, 2014
    It's really hard to swim because of the coldness of ocean, but it's very enjoyable to walk on the beach with the view of Golden Gate Bridge
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenJune 11, 2015
    On the few days that SF is clear and sunny, this beach feels magical especially with the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Off-leash beach. Not the place for those that don't like dogs. Also, don't leave picnic unattended!
  • Bérenger
    BérengerNovember 19, 2015
    One fine beach in the city! The bridge, the sand, the sunsets .. and not crowded!
  • jose c.
    jose chanJuly 23, 2015
    Enjoy the sunset special when it's nice and hot . You can see how it's so nice ...
  • Dominic L.
    Dominic LüdinSeptember 15, 2014
    nice stretch of sand, great view of golden gate bridge and sunsets! do check it out when in SF!
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Lyubko S.
    Lyubko SkorokhodFebruary 20
    Fantastic beach with great sunset and Golden Gate Bridge
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 25, 2015
    This beach is dog-friendly, dog friendly! They have designated off-leash areas!!
  • Srikanth K.
    Srikanth KannanApril 12, 2015
    The park closes at 7. Great place to get a photo with golden gate as your backdrop.
  • Julie V.
    Julie VerstraetenApril 13, 2015
    BBQ on baker beach with friends is just perfect
  • Janice M.
    Janice MotaOctober 15, 2012
    Great beach for dogs!!! Off leash!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WhitesideAugust 31, 2014
    Amazing view of Golden Gate Bridge. Only one dude wearing a speedo.
  • Tom
    TomAugust 31, 2014
    Beautiful views of the Golden Gate. Perfect for a morning jaunt with the dog.
  • Caitlin F.
    Caitlin FaheyMarch 29, 2015
    Great family beach, awesome views!
  • Jamie H.
    Jamie HenleyApril 29, 2015
    Gorgeous view of the golden gate! Parking is a mess but totally worth it!
  • Shauna H.
    Shauna HarrisonJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great workout on the Sand Ladder. It's a beast!
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