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China Beach in San Francisco, California

China Beach is a great little local beach in San Francisco. The China Beach Cove is protected by rock walls on both sides creating a protected area that once was a camp for Chinese fishermen, hence the name. China Beach faces north toward the Marin Headlands and has a stunning view of the Golden Gate Bridge too. It’s not a large beach so when the tide is up and the summer sun is out, it can be hard to find a spot that is dry and isn’t already taken. The China Beach parking lot can be found below the intersection of El Camino Del Mar and Sea Cliff Avenue in the Seacliff Neighborhood. From the parking area you can walk down a long ramp or take a more direct stairway which drops down to a building with restrooms and a rooftop deck. From there you can walk around the building to more stairs and ramps to the beach. Like all the beaches in this area, China Beach is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Swimming isn’t safe at China Beach for many reasons including the lack of lifeguards. The area just south of the cove is called Lands End and has many hiking trails to explore.

Address
340 Sea Cliff Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121
Park Name
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, China Beach Park
Owner
National Park
Activities
Sunbathing, Picnicking, Tidepooling
Amenities
Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, Tide Pools, Cave
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees
Free parking

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