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San Francisco Bay, San Francisco

#2 of 610 in Nature in California
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
San Francisco sits on the tip of a peninsula, surrounded by San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate strait, and the Pacific Ocean. To explore the bay's shoreline, walk, skate, or bike along the Bay Trail, which is paved within the city. To explore the region from the water, board one of many tour boats. Known for its strong westerly winds, the natural harbor is a mecca for sailors, windsurfers, and kitesurfers. The bay is also a natural nursery for native crab, halibut, and salmon, as well as being a key link in the "Pacific Flyway," a major north-south route used by migratory birds. If you want to hang out by the water, especially on a sunny day, join locals at Marina Green (30 hectare) 74 acre expanse of grass between Fort Mason and the Presidio. To visit San Francisco Bay on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco attractions planner.
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  • We live in the San Francisco Bay area and enjoy visiting the bay. This time we went to the scenic bay area in San Francisco. We enjoy the iconic view of the both the Bay Bridge and the San...  more »
  • The bay was beautiful, you can see Alcatraz from the bay and you’re close to all the shops and restaurants  more »
  • Fun . Beautiful.
  • Always fun going here as long as I'm not driving and sitting in traffic. The ferry rides are the best!

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