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Baker Beach

Beach and Nudist Beach
Presidio National Park, San Francisco
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  • 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...
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 16, 2016
    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
    Upvoted Mar 31
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenJanuary 8, 2016
    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
    DavidMay 16, 2015
    Definetely recommend this place. Very scenic view with golden gate in background, took a nap on the beach!
  • David H.
    David HowlandMarch 31, 2016
    Beautiful views of the ocean and Golden Gate Bridge. Less passable at high tide and you might see the occasional nudist.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongAugust 8, 2016
    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.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HealyDecember 28, 2014
    The hike along the bluffs over to the bridge is long but full of incredible views.
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusJanuary 7
    Dog friendly beach! You have to go there early to get a parking spot.💖
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiSeptember 5, 2015
    The most amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and an awesome place to relax
  • 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.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuNovember 24, 2016
    Let your dog run wild! Take off your shoes before running towards the beach
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJanuary 10, 2016
    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 ☺️💕
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammJanuary 18, 2015
    Hike along the cliffs above the beach all the way to the Golden Gate bridge. So gorgeous!
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxSeptember 4, 2015
    Yes, climb over the rocks to get better views of the GGB. It is worth it.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick K.September 7, 2013
    best beach in SF. great bbq spots as well.
  • jose c.
    jose chanJuly 23, 2015
    Enjoy the sunset special when it's nice and hot . You can see how it's so nice ...
  • 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
  • Sonia M.
    Sonia MargeraMay 14, 2014
    My favorite place in San Francisco! No words can describe how much I love it.
  • 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.
  • Bérenger
    BérengerNovember 19, 2015
    One fine beach in the city! The bridge, the sand, the sunsets .. and not crowded!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Team S.
    Team SlobbrAugust 25, 2015
    This beach is dog-friendly, dog friendly! They have designated off-leash areas!!
  • Lyubko S.
    Lyubko SkorokhodFebruary 20, 2016
    Fantastic beach with great sunset and Golden Gate Bridge
  • 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!
  • D
    DMay 26, 2015
    Baker beach with the view of the Golden gate bridge
  • 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
  • Michal H.
    Michal HanischMay 30, 2015
    Beach with perfect view via Golden Gate Bridge, just very windy :-).
  • 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
  • Mohsin A.
    Mohsin AKApril 30, 2014
    Good and a free day. Time to surf.
  • Sonal J.
    Sonal JoshiOctober 5, 2015
    One can see One of the finest view of golden gate from this beautiful beach
  • Hamdi B.
    Hamdi Ben LaghaMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beach of San Francisco !
  • Bo B.
    Bo BoMay 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 1, 2015
    The scenic views can't be beat at this beach.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerJanuary 23, 2016
    The views here are spectacular!
  • meganificent
    meganificentJuly 11, 2011
    Take your shoes off! The sand is warm even if the weather isn't. Read more
  • We Travel A.
    We Travel And BlogJanuary 16, 2015
    Just about the best place to see the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Jon R.
    Jon RiceMarch 28, 2015
    Watch out for the nudists as you get closer to the bridge
  • 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.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeisbeinJanuary 16, 2013
    Great place to take photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Colin D.
    Colin DrakeMarch 22, 2012
    Check out satellite images of Baker Beach and the surrounding area here http://bit.ly/GNDqm4
  • Luce
    LuceOctober 2, 2014
    Good place to enjoy the sunset & the Golden Gate bridge.
  • 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 :(
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AlexanderMarch 9, 2015
    Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Luke M.
    Luke MearsFebruary 16, 2013
    Go for a morning run
  • Christian G.
    Christian GaleraJanuary 4, 2014
    Great for picnics and crabbing!
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelNovember 28, 2016
    Loved the walk on the beach and the view is amazing!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorNovember 7, 2016
    A must place to visit as a local or tourist
  • Sandra A.
    Sandra ArandaDecember 30, 2015
    Incredible to take a walk and enjoy the view
  • Sena S.
    Sena ShellenbergerJune 21, 2011
    Parking tix are $75!! Take the time to find a good spot. It's worth it.
  • Roy B.
    Roy BotApril 14, 2013
    Have a BBQ here, ride you're bike. Drink wine, duh.
  • flying d.
    flying duckJune 4, 2013
    a few nudist if you walk toward the Golden Gate Bridge..
  • Darcie C.
    Darcie CarnieSeptember 22, 2011
    This is one of mine and my lil part time dogs favorite spot.
  • Lena K.
    Lena KiddDecember 24, 2015
    Go here to watch the sunset!
  • Gilles P.
    Gilles PoupardinDecember 14, 2011
    Such a nice place... Pacific view of the Golden Gate bridge.
  • Miss H.
    Miss HericoSeptember 8, 2013
    Shore is rocky, bring water shoes!
  • Hajar M.
    Hajar MaizuraOctober 19, 2013
    Good morning from Baker Beach..
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesJanuary 5, 2013
    Surfs up - and camera is out
  • Julie H.
    Julie HodgeMay 13, 2010
    Amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge + a great beach cove...a must see!
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HensonMay 11, 2012
    Beware of the nudes on the right side of the beach.
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesJanuary 5, 2013
    My eyes have opened!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 18, 2016
    Gorgeous views, beware the random old naked guy.
  • Charles K.
    Charles KnolesApril 20, 2014
    Make sure you look at that bridge and point at it.
  • Rahul B.
    Rahul BijorJuly 20, 2013
    Step 1) Run the steps. Step 2) Enjoy the view.
  • Dan
    DanApril 30, 2014
    Walk toward the bridge and build confidence about the size of your penis.
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet DouasNovember 12, 2016
    Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Thaisa F.
    Thaisa FernandesJanuary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful place to go <3
  • Andy T.
    Andy TengisSeptember 20, 2015
    Nice day for chilling
  • Man_Used👽👾👽
    Man_Used👽👾👽August 11, 2014
    Great for restting .
  • Lynsey K.
    Lynsey KSeptember 8, 2013
    Watch out for nudists. Mostly old guys.
  • Matthew N.
    Matthew NashMay 5, 2014
    Favorite Beach
  • Tom B.
    Tom BenJune 1, 2013
    This dog friendly beach.
  • Sophie W.
    Sophie WanderlustSeptember 3, 2016
    Un endroit magnifique avec la vue sur le pont. Il y a d'aileur une jolie promenade qui relie ces deux endroits.
  • Rostyslav I.
    Rostyslav INovember 16, 2012
    Замечательное место для отдыха, мало людей много природы! Мне нравиться ))
  • Pavlo G.
    Pavlo GrozianNovember 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Океан, пляж, морские котики, мост Golden Gate. Идеальное место для пикника у воды.
  • Disappearing K.
    Disappearing KindSeptember 23, 2013
    Все было просто супер :)
  • Sergey P.
    Sergey PlahotnikJanuary 19, 2014
    Замечательное, красивое место
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