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China Beach

End of Sea Cliff Ave. off 25th AVe., San Francisco, CA
+1 415-561-4323
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Early Bird 45-Minute Golden Gate Bridge Boat Tour
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Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach & Land's End. Offering spectacular views of Marin Headlands and The Golden Gate this cove of sand is good place for sunbathing, play spot for children and a picnic. Observe the monument to the Chinese fishermen and early residents who camped and anchored in the cove.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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End of Sea Cliff Ave. off 25th AVe., San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Located in one of the most expensive residential areas in San Francisco, Sea Cliff, China Beach is a small cove with a beach that allows swimming. There is limited free parking above the cove and a moderately steep walk down to the beach. Views of...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The Internet says there are tide pools at China beach at low tide well not really tide pools, puddles of water in the rocks with mollusks but nothing else. but it is a neat beach to see with a view of the Golden gate Bridge....More

1  Thank Edward M
Reviewed 2 June 2017

On our last full day in sf (a Saturday on a holiday weekend), we wanted to get out of downtown to get away from the crowds. We took an Uber from Union Square out to China Beach (not a short drive, but still less than...More

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Great view if the Golden Gate & Easy to access this beach! However it does get crowded easy and finding a parking spot can be tough - but there is no fee to park or access the beach!

2  Thank Lucretia H
Reviewed 11 February 2017

It is a lovely view but I wouldn't swim here if I was you. It's cold and they waters is dangerous and choppy.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a nice little beach with great views and an opportunity to learn about the Chinese fisherman that once supplied the seafood for San Francisco. You will walk this beach as part of your walk on the Lands End Trail starting at the Cliff...More

Thank CenturyCustomHomes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is definitely a great spot to relax by the beach and watch the sunset over the ocean, but also see the Golden Gate Bridge both by day and by night. This beach is quite small and in December it seemed occupied mostly by surfers...More

Thank kineal02
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fantastic way to appreciate the Golden Gate Channel, the power of the Pacific, the ebb and flow of the tide in and out of the Bay, and the Farallon Islands in the distance. This beach is only about 200 yards long, but is well worth...More

Thank AlexiVenice
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Located in the Seacliff neighborhood. Have sheltered pocket of sand with a picnic area and a sunbathing deck. Accessible by a steep, paved drive or natural stairway of ~100 steps. Please note that the restroom is closed.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Moved to this neighborhood almost a year ago and just today discovered this little gem of a beach on a morning run. I was astonished at it's beauty, it's seclusion, and it's peacefulness. I shared the beach with a someone fishing, a person on the...More

Thank jeauxjeaux
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