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Fort Funston

Skyline Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, United States
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  • 63%
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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Alex
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    5 Aug 01, 2013

    I love me some Fort Funston. It's practically the perfect ingredient list for a fantastic morning: dogs, friendly people, beach, cliffs, views, fresh sea air, hanggliders. Sometimes on the weekends, a guy brings his trained parrots. You don't need a dog to come here, but that's what 90% of people are here for (Fort Funston is, I believe, SF's only officially leash-free public space.) Thousands of dogs visit weekly, and you can tell the dogs here are less neurotic just from their visits. A rarity in SF, there's almost always parking available.

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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Jul 02, 2013

    The greatest stretch of dog friendly beach in California - and it's not too shabby for humans either. There is always a high, breaking surf. an almost endless stretch of beach and as a diversion, hang gliders.

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  • Fort Funston
    Cassie Kifer
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    5 Aug 15, 2013

    Great off-leash dog beach with loads of hiking trails along the bluffs. More dogs than people during the week (because of dog-walkers)

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  • Fort Funston
    Nicolopolis Jones
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    5 May 16, 2014

    Ah, Fort Funston. Fort Funston is a short hop off off skyline drive and a nice stop along the 49 mile scenic route around San Francisco. At For Funston you can expect fantastic views of the Pacific and the faces of cliffs, dogs running wild, and guys on hang gliders and speed parachutes.

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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Verlisia
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Dog lovers' heaven! Great view, good trails and beautiful landscape. Very enjoyable place for a short stroll even if you are not a dog owner.

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  • Fort Funston
    Gabriel Cooper
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    5 Jul 29, 2014

    Splendid white-sand beach perfect for dogs and long walks. So serene you don't even realize you're in a city!

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  • Fort Funston
    Jaime Lehman
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    4 Mar 31, 2014

    Have a doge? I have a place for you! Sometimes traveling with pets can be hard - they have to have space to run around, too! What better way to spend your time with your doge than at Fort Funston. Let's be real - take a jacket. San Francisco is not Santa Monica and it'll probably be windy. It'll probably be cold. But ultimately you'll be walking on a beach, sand between your toes and a ridiculously happy doge running around like a chicken with their head cut off.

    wow
    much happy
    such sand
    wow

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    Keane
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    5 Sep 13, 2013

    One of my favorite memories of my childhood was coming to Fort Funston for nature hikes. Knowledgeable guides taught us all about plants and how best to appreciate the environment around us. They taught us which plants were edible and how to make tea in the wild.

    At night, we spent time camping and roasting marshmallows. It was my only memory of camping and it was fairly positive. If you have kids, I highly recommend checking out what educational offerings Fort Funston has for them.

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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Rudy Grant
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    4 Aug 07, 2013

    Stop by Fort Funston to watch the hand gliders take off and fly 500-600 feet high in the air. Be prepared for a nice 12-18 mph gust of wind which is needed for the lift for these hand gliders. It makes for a nice scenic view.

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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    4 Jul 31, 2013

    Fort Funston is one of the nicest beaches around San Francisco. Located on the south end of the city, near the zoo, you park on top of a tall bluff where hang-gliders launch (amazing to watch). There are some very long stairs to walk down to a great, long beach where you can hang out, play frisbee, and enjoy the weather. Its dog friendly so there are lots of dogs out and about. Like all SF beaches, it can be windy and cold, so pack warm clothes. But on a sunny day this place is divine.

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  • Fort Funston
    Brian L
    5 May 23, 2013

    Spectacular views, large, clean and uncrowded beach, old bunkers, hang-gliding, lots of dogs and horse-back riding!

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  • Fort Funston
    Gary McCormick
    5 Mar 18, 2013

    If you are looking to get your dog more dirty than they have ever been--look no further. This is the place. My golden loves to roll around in every patch of dirt on the property and then spend spend some time chasing the ball on the beach/in the water and then repeat. Suffice to say, she's a muddy, cakey mess by the time we leave and head straight for our favorite, neighborhood self-service bath facility...

    It's all worth it though. When Callie is about due for a bath, we head to Fort Funston and kill two birds with one stone....or something like that.

    Like all great things, I have to use this place in moderation......I imagine doggie heaven is something like this place, but my car cringes every time I punch in skyline boulevard into the navigation (still getting a hang of the directions).

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  • Fort Funston
    Donna H
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    5 Jul 24, 2012

    Bring your pooch out here for a run in the sand dunes. It's a gorgeous view on a nice day and your pooch will thank you. So many pups here!

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  • Fort Funston
    Sedrick Wynn
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I have taken my pooch to this dog-friendly beach where it's also the place for hang-gliders. You can see them take off like a bird off a cliff at the parking lots. Fort Funston is a great place for dogs, off leash. I don't know if the ordinance has passed in which off-leash policy will be implemented. I am hoping it hasn't. It'll just ruin the fun out of Fort Funston.

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  • Fort Funston
    MrsGrant
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Need a place in San Francisco to walk your dog and enjoy a scenic lookout, this is the place. I have never seen so many dogs in my life. In addition, you can see hang gliders jump off the cliffs and sail the winds of the Pacific Ocean. Just beautiful!!

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  • Fort Funston
    Gisele Muller
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This park is simply amazing!

    Besides being a dog's paradise (I can picture my dog dreaming about going to Fort Funston again), the park has breathtaking views, nice trails, beach access and everything else you need to enjoy a nice outdoors day with your dog. Don't have a dog? No problem at all, you can still enjoy all the trails and views - and you will have the chance to play with other people dogs.

    The park is clean, the trails are well maintained, they have doggy bags, a water fountain and a lot of parking spaces.

    Almost all dogs here are off leash and as weird as this may sound, things work and everybody (including owners) behave, so be ready for a lot of dog interaction.

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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Dave M
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Dogs off leash here, and if you are lucky, hang gliders buzzing up and down the cliffs. Check it out.

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    suki
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    A fantastic place to take your dog! There's so much space, great trails, and basically our dog is best behaved off-leash, and so this is fantastic for her.

    Still a beautiful spot to visit without a dog.

    The sunniest days in SF are best enjoyed here. It might be rather chilly the rest of the year. Bring layers!

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  • Fort FunstonPro 2014
    Todd C
    5 Jun 05, 2014

    Such a fun place to walk around! Dogs are OK off-leash and there are lots of trails to explore.

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    3 Jul 15, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
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Description

In some places at Fort Funston the dunes reach heights of 200 feet or more. At the foot of these rugged dunes and cliffs is a wild and windy beach suitable for walking or horseback riding.read more from www.parksconservancy.org

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