Weather :

Located in : Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Activities :

  • Fishing
  • Sunbathing
  • Walking
  • Hiking

Amenities :

  • Restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Military Gun Structures

Pet Policy : No dogs allowed

Parking : Free

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Baker Beach, San Francisco Overview

Located on the peninsula of San Francisco, California, is a public beach named Baker Beach. It sits on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest part of San Francisco. It is approximately half a mile long, starting just south of the famous Golden Gate Point stretching towards the south in direction of the Seacliff peninsula, and the Palace of the Legion of Honor along with the Sutro Baths. The northern segment of Baker Beach is frequented by visitors who prefer no clothes on the beach as it is considered to be a nude beach.

Baker Beach comes under the Presidio, which was an army area when San Francisco was being established  by the Spanish in 1812 until 1997. In 1904, it was braced with heavy weapon establishments known as Battery Chamberlin, which can even now be seen today. At the point when the Presidio was decommissioned as an armed force base, it turned out to be a part for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is regulated by the National Park Service. 

The Burning Man festival used to take place on the northern part of the beach from 1886-1990 and was also their first site to host the event. Later the authorities in 1990, banned the burning of the structure but it was still allowed to be raised. 

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