West Coast, Coastal California, Pacific Ocean
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, SF, United States
Sand, Surf, and surf, Coastal California is a mecca for all who seek the surf. The ocean calls, Ocean Beach, SF, time well spent…If you can imagine it, experience it, be a lifelong learner in the most elementary manner, kinaesthetic learning or tactile learning.
See, Feel, and Touch experience life; promote preservation though conservation efforts. Ocean Beach, San Francisco is a relatively small stretch of beach which boarder the Pacific Ocean. The beach park is adjacent to trendy SF neighborhoods including the Richmond District, and the Sunset District and the world famous Golden Gate Park. The beach is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, under the National Park Service.
Great Highway “Scenic Coastal Views“, The Great Highway runs alongside the beach, and the Cliff House and the site of the former Sutro Baths sit at the northern end.
Great Highway at Balboa Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94121
Preservation & Conservation, Golden Gate National Park Conservancy, learn more…
Notes for the sightseeker…from Park Conservancy parksconservancy.org
Picture a 3.5-mile stretch of white beach with few tourists and no highrises. It’s just you and the waves and the seabirds at Ocean Beach, on the westernmost border of San Francisco, adjacent to Golden Gate Park. Great for strolling and flying kites, but the water is frigid and the currents hazardous for all but the most experienced surfers.
Tips and Highlights
The sunniest months for a beach walk are September and October.
The beach is almost always covered in fog throughout late spring and summer, with average temperatures in the 50s.
Please do not trample fragile plants on the dunes.
New fire rings were installed March 2017 as a way to allow and enjoy fires on the beach. If you love beach fires, please learn more by visiting our beach fire regulations page.
Volunteer regularly with hundreds of like-minded individuals and help keep Ocean Beach clean and safe!
Look for the small, shy Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus)-a threatened species that rests here in the winter. In California, there has been a significant decline in breeding locations as a result of various forms of human disturbance. The species is being strictly monitored and protected by the National Park Service.
Golden Gate National Park Conservancy
Downloads PDF Links: Information, Guidelines & Policies
Surfers View-Global Perspective: Check out Surfline Go To: http://www.surfline.com