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Baker Beach

Presidio National Park, San Francisco
122 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • cliff
  • sunbathing
  • picnics
  • beach
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  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    There's an even gayer, dirtier beach just beyond the rocks at the north end, closer to the bridge, accessible via the cliff above and the parking lot next to the old Presidio military bunker up there. Read more
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • Bo B.
    Bo BoMay 20, 2012
    Apparently, it's rude to remove a sea lamprey from a man's lower abdomen. I was just trying to help! Everyone was screaming, so I just tossed the lamprey into the water and left.
  • 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
    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!
  • 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 ☺️💕
  • David H.
    Beautiful views of the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge. Less passable at high tide and you might see the occasional nudist.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 28, 2014
    The hike along the bluffs over to the bridge is long but full of incredible views.
  • David
    DavidMay 16, 2015
    Definetely recommend this place. Very scenic view with golden gate in background, took a nap on the beach!
  • 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
  • Leandro Angel S.
    Leandro Angel SanchezSeptember 9, 2013
    Hot summer day, great place to take a sunbathing and if you like nudism go ahead.
  • 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.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    The most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and an awesome place to relax
  • 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.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 14, 2013
    Off-leash beach. Not the place for those that don't like dogs. Also, don't leave picnic unattended!
  • 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
  • Barefoot Wine
    Barefoot WineJune 18, 2011
    Join Surfrider Foundation to celebrate International Surfing Day, sponsored by Barefoot Wine. Cleanup event & fun happening on Monday, June 20th from 2-4pm
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 4, 2015
    Yes, climb over the rocks to get better views of the GGB. It is worth it.
  • 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.
  • Bérenger
    BérengerNovember 19, 2015
    One fine beach in the city! The bridge, the sand, the sunsets .. and not crowded!
  • 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.
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJanuary 18, 2015
    Hike along the cliffs above the beach all the way to the Golden Gate bridge. So gorgeous!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick K.September 7, 2013
    best beach in SF. great bbq spots as well.
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 25, 2015
    This beach is dog-friendly, dog friendly! They have designated off-leash areas!!
  • Gabriella S.
    Gabriella SanninoMarch 19, 2014
    You're a woman go towards the end of baker beach to bare all. Less hassles with gawkers... surrounded by mostly gay men
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Sonia M.
    Sonia MargeraMay 14, 2014
    My favorite place in San Francisco! No words can describe how much I love it.
  • Amanda
    AmandaApril 16, 2013
    Pretty out here and came when no one was here. Also pretty sure We saw a girl get busted by the cops for blowing a guy in a car
  • meganificent
    meganificentJuly 11, 2011
    Take your shoes off! The sand is warm even if the weather isn't. Read more
  • Srikanth K.
    Srikanth KannanApril 12, 2015
    The park closes at 7. Great place to get a photo with golden gate as your backdrop.
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonSeptember 1, 2014
    Great beach with an iconic view of Golden Gate Bridge. The nude bit is down towards the bridge end.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 10, 2011
    North Baker Beach is clothing optional. Be sure to apply sunscreen before you drop trou. Read more
  • Julie H.
    Julie HodgeMay 13, 2010
    Amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge + a great beach cove...a must see!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GeyerDecember 29, 2012
    Oh hey... now there's a view of the Golden Gate bridge you don't see that often. Watch out for the dead seagulls :(
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WhitesideAugust 31, 2014
    Amazing view of Golden Gate Bridge. Only one dude wearing a speedo.
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