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China Beach, San Francisco

4.5
#26 of 73 in Parks in San Francisco
Swim, kite surf, or simply relax at China Beach. The shallow water provides a safe place for kids and less experienced swimmers to safely enjoy themselves. Bring food to prepare on one of the outdoor grills and picnic tables. Kite surfing enthusiasts can take advantage of the wide shoreline and good winds here. More secluded than others in the area, this beach offers a quiet getaway from crowds. No kiosks or shops--but you get a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day. To visit China Beach on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco vacation app .
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4.6
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  • The place here is used by many surfers, and then there is the opportunity to see the Golden Gate Bridge from a slightly different angle.
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  • This beach was named for the Chinese fishermen that camped here. It sits between Lands End and Baker Beach. It is a small beach and has excellent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. There is some parking...  more »
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  • Love this place. Super nice views of the golden gate bridge and the beach. Very nice compared to other places as far as crowds.. there are less people here
  • This beach is hidden away and has great views of the Golden Gate Bridge from outside the city. The beach is on the way from the Golden Gate Bridge to Lands End if you’re walking. It’s a great trail with lots of hidden gems.

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