About Marshall's Beach in San Francisco, California
Marshall’s Beach is a long narrow secluded beach that stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point National Historic Site all the way south to North Baker Beach. Because of the seclusion below steep cliffs this is one of the best-known clothing-optional beaches in San Francisco.
Access to the beach is difficult to find. There are several trails along the bluff that descend long windy paths and stairways if you know where to look. One of the best places to park is at the Golden Gate Overlook parking lot near Battery Godfrey at the end of Langdon Court just off Lincoln Boulevard south of the bridge. Then hike the trail south until you find the safe path down (see our map link above).
At high tide Marshalls Beach can be totally wet so consult tide charts before you go. Swimming is not safe here due to cold water temperatures and rip currents.
Even if this type of beach isn’t your cup of tea, it is worth stopping at the overlook for the views of the bridge and the Marin Headlands and to explore the many military structures nearby. This beach and the land above it are part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
- Lincoln Blvd and Langdon Ct
San Francisco, CA 94129
- Park Name
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area
- Other Names
- Golden Gate Beach, Marshall's
- National Park
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed on beach
- Free parking at the Golden Gate Overlook
- Hiking, Sunbathing
- Military Structures, Viewpoint, Trails, No Facilities
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