Sutro Heights Park
Sutro Heights Park
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Located at the westernmost point of Lands End, the Sutro Historic District encompasses Sutro Heights, the Sutro Bath ruins and the historic Cliff House.
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edwardsmom24
Berkeley, CA94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Don’t let the gate across the entrance on Point Lobos fool you -- that’s to keep cars out, not pedestrians. I was a little concerned it’d be too empty for a woman walking alone, but there are volunteer gardeners working there, people walking their dogs, joggers, etc. It's not crowded, but it's not empty, either. Walk up the stairs to the Parapet; there are benches there and you can see the City laid out like a map, and the ocean and the beach. Walk around the paths, take it slow and appreciate the view.
Written 28 August 2017
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CLo976
Sacramento183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
After visiting Sutro Baths, (different review) we decided to walk uphill a bit farther to visit Sutro Heights Park. The walk was easy and the park was clean. On the day of our visit, numerous families were there with children riding their bicycles. The paths were wide, so we had no problem walking past the kids. Some of the paths were not paved but they were very smooth for easy walking.
Walking to the south side of the park we sat at one of the benches and could see all of ocean beach and both of the windmills at the west end of Golden Gate Park.
Very peaceful park with well placed benches for watching the views.
Written 14 August 2017
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IrishGermanSwedish
SF, CA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
See the edge of the world. View the ruins of the largest bath house on the West Coast, get there easily by bike, car, bus. Wear sunscreen for wind and sun, you can burn in the SF fog too. Bring a jacket, wear layers.
Written 24 April 2017
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felixfrancisco
San Francisco, CA17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
This is one of my favorite spots in the city. Gorgeous ocean beach views and super quiet. We just had my son's 11th birthday party and regardless of the fog and breeze, the kids spent hours playing capture the flag and running around. The only thing to consider is that for bathroom you have to walk to the Sutro's new Lookout building across the Point Lobos road, so give yourself sometime.
Written 22 April 2015
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PokeyandGumbyTravel
Grand Rapids, MI252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
A new find for me in San Francisco. I had visited the Sutro Baths but didn't know there was a beautiful park nearby. This used to be the grounds of Sutro's home and botanical gardens. There are very nice views with seating areas and walking paths. Not accessible for autos or handicap. You can easily park at the new (and very nice) visitors center called "Lands End Lookout" and hike up to the park. Dog walking allowed.
Written 19 February 2015
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Skyrocket21
San Francisco, California25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Friends
Sutro Heights Park is a small getaway from the hustle of busy San Francisco. Its located high above the cliffs over the Pacific Ocean. The views go on & on! To the South ,the views (on a clear day), you will get to see the whole San Francisco coastline along the Pacific Ocean & beyond to the Coastal Mountain Range between Pacifica & Montara ,Ca. To the North, the views are of the beautiful Marin County Headlands and the beginning of the San Francisco Bay as it heads to the Golden Gate Bridge. The park itself is well spaced out, with wide walking paths and loads of history! It was once, the private estate of Aldoph Sutro , 1830- 1898. A man of many talents, a mining engineer,a real estate baron in San Francisco, 2 term Mayor of S.F., owner of the Cliff House & attractions like the Sutro Saltwater Baths. His house & great library , green house, and lush gardens where once all included in the area that is now the park. There are small photo stands at each building site that give a brief description of what was once there, when Mr.Sutro lived there. The grand driveway from the entrance on Point Lobos is still well maintained & evident of Victorian Splendor. Be sure to bring a sweater or coat, as the winds pick up as the day progresses. Enjoy the views!
Written 19 March 2013
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ElvisAndrus
Arlington, TX918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We combined this with seeing the ruins of the baths, but it could be a destination of its own. A lovely walk with some challenging inclines. Peaceful and generous.
Written 18 May 2024
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William S
San Francisco, CA686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The West Coast begins here. What used to be an Early to mid-1900's tourist area now is riddled with apartments, condos, native California Cypress trees, (thank God). The memory one retains is the expanse and the image of the Pacific Ocean shaking hands with the 2nd most beautiful city in the world. It's free to enjoy! Parking is free, the scene is free, the history is free. Get in your auto rental and spend part of your day in this place. become a San Franciscan. Drop into Seal Rock Inn restaurant. Ask Aileen about "the city that knows how". Bring your kids here to plant that lifetime memory.
Written 3 March 2019
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sfrdrunner
San Francisco, CA229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Our friend's widow asked us, his close buds, to join her for a reunion at the same place where we gathered 10 years ago to "celebrate Ed's life". It was a nice occasion but what's important for this review is the venue, Sutro Heights Park...a tucked away, yet, close at hand, easily accessible, overlooked by San Franciscans, strategically located Public Park, which provides one of the most incredible vistas from which to view the Pacific Ocean and to enable visitors some phenomenal photo ops. Growing up in San Francisco, one tends to take for granted, things "so easy" as being of any value. Local folks probably won't but visitors for sure should spend an hour taking in the views pondering "this is well worth it...oh, it's actually free"! After which, have lunch at the Cliff House, if you can get in (without reservations).

Written 15 September 2018
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Terry Anzur
Jupiter, FL1,845 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
The remains of a once-grand mansion make for a haunting visit to this oceanside park. However, a few apparently homeless people lurking about and an overall lack of maintenance make it less than grand. But look past the shortcomings and visit during the daytime. The views are great and there's a surprising amount of wildlife.
Written 27 November 2017
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