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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 27 December 2016
gary w
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a native Californian and standing at the top of the hill and looking down on Ocean beach always takes my breath away. It is just lovely - even on a cold and windy day.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know that sounds melodramatic..however, there are signs everywhere stating the same message. Many people - great swimmers, too - have been pulled into the water. Every year, there is a story about "it couldn't happen to me" accident. Spectacular. Great picnic site.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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Thank Robert S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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Thank Alzor S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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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Thank gary w
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 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 23 December 2016 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 22 December 2016 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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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