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Address: Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
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At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but...

At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but don't swim. The tumultuous waters can be too rough to handle.

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Awesome beach! And just minutes from downtown SFO

This is just such a good beach, golden sands and a wild surf - though be careful of the rip tide ..... It was windy but bright on the Dec'16 day I visited, but a really fun walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
gary w
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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the West coast of San Francisco, just past the end of the GG Park. It is a broad expanse of clean beach with small surf. The dogs love it - especially Romeo who likes to run into the surf. To the North you can see Lands End. Since it is San Fran you might want to avoid it... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is where folks hang and drink they beer and start bonfires and sometimes they drown cuz the waters is dangerous churn.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just such a good beach, golden sands and a wild surf - though be careful of the rip tide ..... It was windy but bright on the Dec'16 day I visited, but a really fun walk to soak up the sea air and watch the seabirds

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for a stroll. You see families, dog owners, jogging people and surfers there. The beach is loooong.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This will be one the most memorable sights of my life- endless sky and sand, with the splendour of the sunset (5-6pm). We just walked along the beach for an hour in awe at the beauty. Made it through Golden Gate Park to discover this gem... it was the best ending to the trip. Couldn't have asked for any better... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm he only beach I visited in San Francisco but I found it quite nice. Plenty of people walking around and taking photos

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went for a drive along the coast in the evening to check out the coast outside the Bay and we stopped in the large parking area for Ocean Beach. The beach is huge and a lot of people were enjoying the cool but calm walks along the shore. The added bonus was the sun was setting and made for... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited in mid-September. This is one long stretch of beach to enjoy walking or just relaxing. It stretches from San Francisco Zoo to Golden Gate Park. There is a restaurant called the Beach Chalet near Golden Gate Park you can eat at after an afternoon at the beach too.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Do not swim here or you will die. There is no better way to put it. This is an amazing Beach on the San Francisco ocean front. Bring your camera, bring your Beach walking shoes, and bring your coat. But do not under any circumstances bring your bathing suit. The waves are amazing. The neighborhood is fantastic. The wind driven... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ocean beach is located just south of the Cliff House on the west end of Golden Gate Park. Long and wide beach adjacent to Point Lobos Avenue. However, remember it is San Francisco and can be cold at times, even during the summer. A great place to come and relax, enjoy the sand and surf.

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