8 Places to View the Unforgettable Sunsets in San Francisco

With 2020 almost reaching its end, we look forward to all the new possibilities 2021 will bring us, the places we can travel, and finally tick off our bucket list. So, we’ve got a list of the best places to watch the most gorgeous cotton candy sunsets in San Francisco.
Time of Sunset in San Francisco:
November to February - 4:50 PM-5:32 PM
March to April - 6:03 PM-7:33 PM
May to July - 8:00 PM-8:35 PM
August to September – 7:00 PM-7:37 PM

1. Baker Beach

Sunset at Baker Beach
One of San Francisco’s popular public beaches, Baker beach is situated on the shore of the Pacific Ocean and provides the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge! Imagine looking at the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by pink, purple, orange, and yellow hues as the sun is dipping below the horizon.

2. Bernal Heights Summit

Tree Swing at Bernal Heights Summit
Take a short hike to the top of Bernal Heights Summit and you will be greeted with a 360-degree view of the San Francisco skyline. You can even view the breath-taking Golden Gate Bridge and the Bayview Hunters Point on a clear evening. There’s more! You will also find a beautiful tree wing at the top, perfect for some memories amidst a cotton candy pink-sky in the background.

3. Crissy Field

Crissy Field
A former US Army airfield and part of the Presidio, the Crissy Field is perfect for a little sunset picnic with your loved ones. Relax and rejuvenate with the sound of the Golden Gate Bridge and crashing waves on the horizon.

4. Grand View Park

Sunset at Grandview Park
Grand View Park, also known as Turtle Hill provides a 360-degree view of San Francisco and its best attractions – Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, The Pacific Ocean, the Marin Headlands, and the Sutro Tower. The secluded and romantic spot is perfect to enjoy a San Francisco sunset.

5. Marshall's Beach

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall's Beach
Marshall’s Beach is another one of San Francisco’s secluded spots located at a remote shorefront. It’s a great spot for a hike, some bird watching, and it provides a striking view of the Golden Gate Bridge surrounded by rocky terrain. Envision the most beautiful sunset above the Pacific Ocean and the Marin Headlands.

6. Muir Beach Overlook

Muir Beach Overlook
A beach just 305 meters long, Muir Beach is surrounded by the Californian coastline and the vast Pacific Ocean. A calm and quiet place that is perfect to spend some quality time with your loved ones and friends. This spot also has a dirt trail that overlooks some of the most dramatic sunsets.

7. Treasure Island

Treasure Island View
The 400-acre artificial island is a historical landmark. With a marina and bikeway, Treasure Island offers spectacular views of the skyline and Bay Bridge. One can view the entire northern waterfront lit by the famous San Francisco sunset here.

8. Twin Peaks

Sunset at Twin Peaks
Located at the heart of San Francisco and an elevation of 952 feet with a 360-degree view of the city, Twin Peaks offers a panorama sight of all of San Francisco’s famous attractions from Alcatraz, Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, Market Street, the Transamerica Building and other skyscrapers that join the skyline. Climb to the top of each peak for some charming scenery.

Tell us in the comments below, where you would go to wind down at the end of the day!

This post was published by Malvika Kumar

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