Baker Beach
San Francisco, California

Stretching a mile below the rugged cliffs on the Presidio’s western shoreline,  Baker Beach’s spectacular outside-the-Gate views of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands are unsurpassed.

Keep your eye out for harbor porpoises frolicking in the surf and for California’s State Rock (serpentine). Learn about an early 20th-century “disappearing gun”. Picnic and restroom facilities available.

  • On sunny weekends, be prepared for crowds and parking congestion.
  • A picnic area with tables, grills, and restroom facilities is tucked in the cypress grove at the east end of the parking lot.
  • Baker Beach can be warm enough for sunbathing and picnicking.
  • Look for the display of historical military photographs inside the Battery Chamberlin magazine.
  • Hikers can pick up the Coastal Trail on the cliffside.
  • The northernmost end of Baker Beach is frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers.

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Baker Beach, 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
Posted by itPoster2 on 6/12/2012    
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Baker Beach

I went to Baker Beach for the first time this year, and had a great time! I love the beach, the scenery there is so lovely, with the Golden Gate in the background. I laid in the sun and wiggled my toes in the sand (best feeling ever.) I even frolicked in the water until my legs were so cold, I couldn’t feel them! It was a perfect beach day – a warm, sunny afternoon.

I didn’t bring my camera to get the awesome shots, but I did take pictures with my phone. Next time, I’ll definitely remember the camera.

Also, you just haven’t lived until you’ve seen naked old men playing volleyball. Good times!

Baker Beach, 8.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
Posted by Lorelei on 6/14/2012    
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