Bodies of Water in San Francisco

THE 5 BEST San Francisco Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water in San Francisco

Types of Attractions
Nature & Parks
Nature & Parks
Traveller rating
Neighbourhoods
Good for
5 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.

What travellers are saying

  • Nicko Bondar
    9 contributions
    Standing at the edge of the San Francisco Bay, I was captivated by its immense beauty. The shimmering waters stretched out before me, framed by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the city's skyline. The gentle breeze and the sound of seagulls added to the tranquility. It's a serene escape within a bustling city, offering a perfect moment of serenity and awe. A must-visit for anyone in San Francisco.
    Written 1 October 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • GPBurdell67
    Asheville, NC1,979 contributions
    Great spot for bird watching and strolling along the lake shore. Lots of little kids having fun in nature.
    Written 21 December 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Edwelsh
    North Canton, OH4,682 contributions
    There’s a 5 mile paved trail around the lake. Beautiful area to walk and take in the view. There seems to be plenty of parking, it’s fairly level and of course, plenty of dogs.
    Written 29 August 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Double "Ollie" Winner
    Riverside, CA2,822 contributions
    The bay itself isn't much and the long causeway-bridge certainly doesn't rival those that enter the city proper. But if you're willing to drive 15-30 minutes, the hotels here are nice and about half the cost.
    Written 3 December 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • CAMusicMom
    San Diego, CA63 contributions
    Stopped for a few more Utes to view the lake area with gentlemen sailing their remote controlled motorized toy boats. Very unique to watch the fancy toys the men had out on the water.
    Written 26 February 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco


These are the best places for budget-friendly bodies of water in San Francisco:See more budget-friendly bodies of water in San Francisco on Tripadvisor