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Ocean Beach

Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
+1 415-561-4323
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Shore Excursion: Half-Day San Francisco Grand City Tour
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Fulton St & Great Hwy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94121
+1 415-561-4323
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was surprise that in a city like San Francisco you can have a sense of a urban environment, as well as the sense of a pristine natural environment like the one at Ocean Beach. The place is well known among surfers, but you can...More

Thank valeria_vally
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a really clean beach with fire pits and beautiful views. You can walk from the San Francisco Zoo all the way to Sutro Baths.

Thank sbidwell
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Huge beach with plenty of space and fire pits for evening fires. We had plenty of space. Great views of the Pacific. Lots of dogs (well behaved) running around w/ owners. Only thing lacking was bike racks (only 2 i think?) and didn't have anywhere...More

Thank Davíd C
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great Pacific views here. It's often windy and overcast but, when not, times here can be real nice. Lots of free ocean side parking and just uphill is the famous Cliff House restaurant. Hang out on the beach, picnic, and explore the western edge of...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This beach is adjacent to Cliff House area and the Beach chalet brewery. They sit at pacific ocean seaside mouth to Golden Gate Park. Lovely drive through the park to get to museums and botanical gardens. Amazing part of SF City.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This beach is awesome because you almost always have it all to yourself. If you have a dog take her/him here ;it would be cruel not to.

2  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

For a change, we stayed in a BnB 1 block from the beach - in the area between Noriega and Stoat (the Zoo). This southern part of Ocean Beach was pretty empty, with dunes between the beach and the "Great Highway" running along the shore....More

Thank Kosmo63
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I used to live in San Francisco and brought my dog to Ocean beach all the time. This place is beautiful!! Easy access! You can go there and walk on the beach anytime of the day!!! I love Ocean beach!!!

1  Thank siumillie
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite thing in San Francisco. We spent the morning walking the shoreline collecting tons of sand dollars and a few other shells. The beach was perfect. There weren't many tourist on a Monday morning, just a few locals with their dogs or...More

Thank lweaves
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Time to clear your mind! Ocean Beach is a clean break from the city bustle, especially if you are in town for a Moscone Center conference. A transit ride away and you can see clear to the horizon with nary a building in sight. Take...More

Thank jrftrav16
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Can u have bonfires?
23 July 2015|
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Response from Shaylielynn | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can! We were at one part of ocean beach where they didn't have bonfires but we went down a little bit more to another parking lot and they did have bonfires. And they are a blast!