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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 76%Budget Travelers
- 75%Family Travelers
- 74%Local Culture
- 63%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (77)
- Baker BeachFeb 20, 2014
One of the best beaches in San Francisco, Baker Beach has postcard perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge on one side, and the open pacific on the other. It's popular with locals, especially on weekends, who come with everything from elaborate picnics to just a frisbee and a dog. Be sure to wear layers--temps can range from balmy to downright chilly. To get here, take the MUNI #29, which stops at the entrance or if you've got a car, follow the main drag in the Presidio until you reach the beach on the western edge (there's plenty of parking in two free lots).
- Baker BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsJan 25, 2014
Famous for its nudity (which isn't really the whole beach), this is the "town" beach for SF, and while it won't change your life it *is* lovely. A great place to chill out with a beer and people-watch or have a dip on a hot day, though beware of rips. For a bit of adventure, climb around on the rocks heading towards the Golden Gate.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- Baker BeachMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 2Nov 15, 2013
A fun beach to go get some sun with friends. You can drink alcohol, bring your dog, and sunbath nude just to give you a feel for the setting. Id rather go to ocean beach but because its inside the city walls the fog will dissolve at baker before ocean beach. They have a parking lot and bathrooms at your connivence.
- Baker BeachMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Nov 02, 2013
With great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Mile Island, and the Marin Headlands - when it's not foggy - Baker Beach is a great place for a run, a romantic picnic, or an afternoon with the kids.
- Baker BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 31, 2013
Visiting Baker Beach is truly a San Francisco experience, both for its scenic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the hordes of naked people that cluster there. It's never too crowded, even when the rare perfectly sunny day hits the city, and is easily accesible by both bus and car.
- Baker BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Aug 22, 2013
In addition to sweeping views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean, and the Marin Headlands, many visitors to Baker Beach often get another view; this is San Francisco's nude beach. While you'll see the usual array of joggers and dog walkers, you will also see tai chi in the buff, naturalist picnics, and nude sunbathers. This is San Francisco, after all. A dozen hiking trails go off in all different directions from the beach and the nature reserve area surrounding the parking lots. It's also a great spot to see wildflowers from March to May.
- Baker BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 09, 2013
Probably San Francisco's most scenic beach, Baker offers stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. It is rarely warm enough to actually swim here, but its fun for a picnic, a stroll, or a little game of frisbee. Try to come for a sunset!
- Baker BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 29, 2013
I mean this in the least cheesy way possible, but I try to take long walks on the beach every other week or so. In San Francisco, there's no better spot than Baker Beach. The location (just west of the Golden Gate Bridge, with a stunning view back over the bridge and the Marin Headlands) can't be beat. About 340 days a year, the beach has enough elbow room for dog-walkers and touch football players, but is protected from the elements (unlike Ocean Beach, which faces the Pacific directly and can get tornado-like winds). Keep in mind the far eastern end of the beach is clothing-optional, and you *will* see, oh, say, buck naked 70-year-old men doing t'ai chi (true story from a recent visit).