Baker Beach

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Baker Beach

California

(415) 561-4323

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Things To Do

Overview

Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby.

Map of Baker Beach (CA)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.792128, -122.480231

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Activities

  • Fishing

    You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline.

  • Hiking

    Hikers can pick up the Coastal Trail on the cliffside.

  • Picnicking

    A picnic area with tables, grills, and restroom facilities is tucked in the cypress grove at the east end of the parking lot.

  • Wildlife Watching

    Keep your eye out for harbor porpoises frolicking in the surf and for other wildlife.

Directions

Driving

The Presidio can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge (Highways 1 and 101); from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1.

Flying

San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose International Airports service the San Francisco Bay area.

Public Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28, 29 and 43 lines. Bus service from the North Bay to the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza is available through Golden Gate Transit.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(415) 561-4323

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