Marin Headlands, San Francisco Overview

Marin Headlands is yet another marvelous creation of Nature in California’s San Francisco. Managed by the Golden Gate NRA, the entire area originally belonged to the Mi woks Native Americans and witnesses an unrivaled amalgamation of geology and wildlife. A vast network of trails, coastal terrains, overlooking valleys and rugged beaches elevate the beauty of the Headlands including Hawk Hill, Tennessee Hill, Black Sands Beach, Kirby Cove Beach, Rodeo Beach, Gerbode Valley and Point Bonita Lighthouse.

Several of these are natural habitats and roosting sites for animals and birds respectively including coyotes, racoons, shore birds, owls and endangered brown pelicans. The Headlands is also associated with historic military fortifications, artillery batteries and bunkers, radar sites, observation posts including Fort Cronkhite, Battery Townsley and SF-88 Nike Missile Site. It also entertains the tourists and locals with various visitor centres, campgrounds, shuttle rides and educational programs.

 

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