Marshall’s Beach, San Francisco

4.6
#43 of 73 in Parks in San Francisco
Secluded and free from crowds, Marshall’s Beach offers up-close views of the Golden Gate Bridge, especially stunning at sunset. The narrow stretch of sand that lies against the backdrop of eroded cliffs can be reached via a steep flight of stairs. Sightseers and photography enthusiasts keep to the southern end of the beach, since its north section--sheltered by tall rocks--is mostly frequented by nudists. Plan to visit Marshall’s Beach during your San Francisco vacation using our convenient San Francisco vacation planning tool .
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  • A little bit of a hike but the views are worth it! First time visiting SF, walked all over the city and ended up here.  more »
  • You can see the Golden Gate Bridge from a different angle. If you have time, I think it is good to try.
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  • If you're there for some photos it's definitely worth going to. As for going to and back up it's a fairly doable little hike. It's fairly quiet and I was one of maybe 5 people on the beach. If you're looking for a different angle to photograph the GGB or want a nice quiet walk on the beach this is a good place to start. Granted it was early December when I went. Pack some snacks and a drink you'll probably need it. Don't be a hero like myself and make the same mistake.
  • Good beach with a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Several hiking trails lead up to this beach. Went there on a nice sunny day and caught a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The beach was clean and it seemed like a part-nudist beach.

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