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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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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • 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 3 weeks ago

OK so I've heard other people say that this beach is a bit boring since there are no restaurants/cafes nearby and it's not really advised you go swimming there but I couldn't disagree more. This beach was one of the best parts of my trip...More

Thank yiabi
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A four mile expanse of beach stretching from just below the Cliff House in the north to Sloat Blvd in the south, Ocean Beach is a good place to walk and wade, but don' swim unless you're a very, very strong swimmer because the tides,...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This beach is so pretty. Long stretch of white sand. Always some surfers to watch. A few rock outcrops to add depth to photos and just overall a relaxing place to visit.

Thank krisgils33
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

A beach on which you can't swim. No restaurants, bars or any other sort of entertainment. Wouldn't know what to do here for more than a minute. The attached photo shows the best part of the visit: leaving the place.

Thank JasonFlyer
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This beach is "very San Francisco", so if you are visiting, come to experience it. It is at the very end of the Golden Gate Park and next to the Cliff House, so you will have the opportunity to see three iconic places all at...More

2  Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed 25 August 2017

When friends or family have not seen or touched the ocean in eons, I always scoot by here on my way back up to Marin County. It's easy and on weekdays not crowed. You can get a 'quick ocean fix' or a 'quick beach fix'...More

1  Thank 50PlusCalifornia
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We arrived here at the end of our time walking westward in Golden Gate Park. We merely crossed the Great Highway to leave Golden Gate Park and enter Ocean Beach. We enjoyed the view from the walkway, and we are pretty sure that we saw...More

1  Thank TYPSUKR
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Ocean Beach San Francisco is a 3.5-mile stretch of white beach with few tourists ,waves and the seabirds. The beach is located on the westernmost border of San Francisco, adjacent to Golden Gate Park. Excellent beach for strolling and flying kites, but the water is...More

Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Have not been in a long time. Was nice and relaxing. No fog and water calm. Parked in lot over looking ocean. Just refreshing with windows down.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Tony Bennet sang about this beautiful city and the wonders it provides to visitors. This excessively long sand-way kisses the Pacific Ocean while locals stroll avoiding the last remnant of the approaching salt water waves. Grab your warm jacket, walk with the natives and see...More

Thank bill s
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2 July 2017|
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Response from jrftrav16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a free parking lot along side the beach and parking on the side streets. Can be a bit crowded on sunny weekends. As with all parking near tourist sights in San Francisco, it is best not to have luggage or... More
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!