Ocean Beach

Beach, Surf Spot, and Outdoors & Recreation
Point Lobos Ave (at Great Hwy), San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
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    Rory N.
    "Get there early to get a fire pit"(5 Tips)
    Brittany
    "Then enjoy the beach with a picnic and stay for sunset if clear."(17 Tips)
    A B.
    "Head up the cliff to the cliff house for a nice view and drink"(7 Tips)
    Angus B.
    "Great beach that is quiet and close to public transportation"(6 Tips)
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  • Caroline D.

    Always check the weather before you get here. Ocean Beach is amazing on a sunny day, but cold and windy on a cloudy one. My favorite drive in SF.

    Caroline Deng · 6 days ago
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  • Leah W.

    A little chilly but gorgeous!

    Leah W. · 1 week ago
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  • Easy S.

    Lovely Beach ! Are you a parent of a hyper teen ! You can monitor your child's cellular activity with Easy Spy ! Here's to no more getting lost Read more

    Easy Spy · June 5
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  • Stephanie R.

    Great place to watch the sunset, if it's not foggy.

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  • Hard R.

    Great place to watch the sunset.

    Hard Rocker · May 17
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  • SFist

    Come down to the beach after dinner for a totally legal, fully sanctioned bonfire in one of the provided fire pits. Read more

    SFist · April 15
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  • Christine W.

    Often Windy, but incredibly beautiful!

    Christine Wu · April 12
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  • Jipsta

    Beautiful views! Where else can you see the beach and mountains all at once?

    Jipsta · April 9
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  • Magnus J.

    Amazing big long waves assuming that you've got the strength to get out there. Beginners stay away and go to Pacifica instead.

    Magnus Jern · March 29
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  • Hamdi B.

    Really big beach. Nice place to surf !

    Hamdi Ben Lagha · March 24
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  • Murat A.

    Nefis bir plaj ama türkiye,de köpeğime yapılan hayin terörün sonucu hiç tat alamadım burdan :(

    Murat Andicen · March 14
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  • MisterEastlake

    Due in part to its sometimes inhospitable weather (high winds, cold weather & fog), it was largely undeveloped throughout most of SF's early history, when it was known as part of the "Outside Lands"

    MisterEastlake · March 12
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  • MisterEastlake

    Ocean Beach runs along the west coast of San Francisco at the Pacific Ocean. It's adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District, & the Sunset District

    MisterEastlake · March 12
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  • Thaisa F.

    Beautiful place to go by bicycle :D

    Thaisa Fernandes · January 19
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  • We Travel A.

    Great place to watch the surfers, or park to go in yourself! Technically illegal to sleep in your vehicle, but if you're gonna do it, this parking lot is the place to be ! #vanlife

    We Travel And Blog · January 16
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  • Amélie B.

    Perfect for long walk... the light in december is incredible..

    Amélie Beerens · January 2
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  • alexis c.

    It's been a while.

    alexis carigma · November 25, 2014
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  • Geoffroy B.

    Come here in the early morning and you'll likely find some surfers, seagulls, and misty clouds.

    Geoffroy Bablon · November 4, 2014
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  • Tony W.

    This is precisely the spot that makes San Francisco so awesome.

    Tony Webster · September 27, 2014
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  • Amy R.

    Come with a picnic and watch the sunset.

    Amy Robinson · September 1, 2014
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  • Tyke Jones

    Great beach day

    Tyke Jones · August 31, 2014
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  • Scott H.

    Countries longest urban beach*. (That's what someone told me one day, so it's fact)

    Scott H · August 27, 2014
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  • Stephanie D.

    Get a breakfast sandwich from Devil's Teeth and then hunt for sand dollars on the beach to burn off all that bacon, cheese, and buttery biscuit. Heaven.

    Stephanie D · August 25, 2014
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  • John D.

    The ocean is good here. Great spot for dogs.

    John Doherty · August 20, 2014
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  • Man_Used👽👾👽

    The land of beauty sand.

    Man_Used👽👾👽 · August 11, 2014
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  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    A great place to catch the sun setting after a hike through land's end.

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · August 10, 2014
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  • Kelly .

    A beach in SF. Who would have thought? It's the end of the Earth.

    Kelly 🍰 · August 9, 2014
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  • Russell Allen E.

    I grew up in Southern CA. By comparison, this beach is disappointing. However, I like to stop here on a bicycle ride, they view is calming and relaxing - but caution it can be very windy.

    Russell Allen E. · August 1, 2014
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  • Fabio

    Don't forget your sunscreen and a bottle os water

    Fabio · July 31, 2014
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  • Aaron C.

    Always the first place I head when I get to SF. Walk along the Pacific. Walk up to nearby Cliff House. Make sure to bring warm clothes, much colder and windy then the heart of the city.

    Aaron Cruz · July 25, 2014
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  • Alyssa F.

    FREEZING. Always. Bring a jacket, even if the sun's out.

    Alyssa Foote · July 19, 2014
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  • Kirk W.

    Look for the old shipwreck around Ortega St. at low tide.

    Kirk Won · July 18, 2014
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  • Rose

    I love you Ocean Beach

    Rose · July 18, 2014
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  • Tony L.

    Tourists and hipsters flood the beaches at Lincoln near the last N Judah stop and by the SF Zoo. If you have a car, travel anywhere past these spots for peace and quiet.

    Tony Landers · June 30, 2014
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  • Al A.

    Bring a windbreaker, even on a sunny day. And bring your small dog for a walk every Saturday at 10am. It's been going for 8 years strong!

    Al Abut · June 29, 2014
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  • Alex F.

    Try the ocean! It's salty!

    Alex Fredericks · May 9, 2014
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  • OurTripVideos

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    OurTripVideos · May 6, 2014
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  • Nepalese G.

    Amazing view at the fire pit 17

    Nepalese Giftshop · May 4, 2014
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  • lululemon

    Adjacent to the Great Highway, Ocean Beach has few tourists, no highrises and plenty of ocean vibes (think: shorebirds, surfers and beach bonfires). Go for a run!

    lululemon · April 29, 2014
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  • Jon M.

    Bay waters are calm and boring. Drive the 1 and see the real ocean (and possibly Japan on a clear day). Check out Sutro Baths and Cliff House on your way.

    Jon McDonald · April 22, 2014
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  • Will 李.

    Nice place for a romantic stroll in the evening

    Will 李 · April 6, 2014
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  • Russell Allen E.

    so windy and so so sandy, but gosh what a good view!

    Russell Allen E. · March 18, 2014
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  • Timur B.

    Walk along the shore, hide on sandy dunes from icy wind from ocean, relax.

    Timur Babyuk · March 17, 2014
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  • Rory N.

    Get there early to get a fire pit

    Rory N · March 9, 2014
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  • Theodore

    One of the good days to enjoy the water.

    Theodore · February 21, 2014
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  • Brittany

    Take the N Judah to the front of the dunes (last stop) then get a milkshake right as you get off at java beach. Then enjoy the beach with a picnic and stay for sunset if clear.

    Brittany · January 21, 2014
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  • Vincent B.

    Best place to watch the sunset in San Francisco

    Vincent Bobo · January 19, 2014
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  • A B.

    Head up the cliff to the cliff house for a nice view and drink

    A B · January 11, 2014
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  • Katherine L.

    the pacific ocean sure is grand

    Katherine Loh · January 9, 2014
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  • TheDJTee

    Just sit at the edge of the beach & let the waves wash your stressful day away!

    TheDJTee · January 5, 2014
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