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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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LARGE URBAN BEACH

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

beach is very big. sand is nice. Its very close to cliff house. In september its impossible to swim here, because its freezing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Vast and expansive, lots of sand for everyone! Ocean Beach is a great little day excursion out of the city to rid yourself of the incessant noise and lingering pee odor, to soak up a little bit of civilized nature. Take MUNI there and enjoy looking out the windows at all the little neighbourhoods passing by, slowly shedding urban affectation... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We like to bring a picnic and have food by a Bon fire then search for sand dollars. Lots of parking and wonderful views of the ocean.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

San Francisco is cold even in summer but it's a place where some love the beach - well! saw some of them on dry suits.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Cool beach, but very crowded. Pretty good surfing. We found a lot of sand dollars on the beach (about 25 or so in just 30 minutes of looking). If you have the time, it's worth a stop.

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Masachapa, Managua, Nicaragua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great place to go for a walk along the ocean's edge. It gives you a great perspective of the San Francisco coastline.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This beach is enormous you really should see it the dunes the people just hanging out and on a warm day well it's a site to be seen. If your lucky you just might see the dolphins out there. They are as close as the surfers are and they put on quite a show. Whales have been see as well.

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