Surf Spot

Ocean Beach

240 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The north end of the beach is fronted by a low curving wall that’s an always-changing display of street art. Further south at Lincoln Way, there’s another one worth checking out. Just bring an extra layer—no matter what the weather is like in the rest of the city, out here you might walk into a fog bank so thick you can't see the water. At the north end of the beach near the Cliff House restaurant, take a look inside the Camera Obscura—a rare device that uses sunlight to project an image of the outside surroundings onto a surface inside. It’s based on a 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci.
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Tips from locals

Seb And Leah
Seb And Leah
May 19, 2021
Walk along the beach - can be very windy in Spring!
Steve
Steve
May 13, 2021
Great place to walk and check out the surf.
Gregory
Gregory
April 9, 2021
Another popular beach access point, the Sloat St. entrance to Ocean Beach is 3 miles away, next to the SF Zoo.
Charles
Charles
March 11, 2021
Just to enjoy the ocean, is to enjoy SF
Kelly
Kelly
September 8, 2020
great surfing and huge stretch of beach!

Unique things to do nearby

Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum
From Price:$75 / person
Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
From Price:$29 / person
Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach
From Price:$35 / person

Places to stay nearby

SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 2 beds
Charming Garden Apartment, Steps From The Beach
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
Private Studio w/ Kitchenette & Ocean View
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
New Remodeled 1 Bed/1 Bath Private, Quiet Retreat
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 1 bed
Blake & Sara's Ocean Beach Pad
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
Modern studio next to beach, G.G Park & transport
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Newly remodeled clean/private bath
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
Beautiful Studio Near Ocean Beach
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Private cozy room 1
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
Light Filled Modern Surf Shack
PLUS
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. 1 bed
Explore Golden Gate Park at a Mid-century Guest Suite
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 2 beds
Blake & Sara's Sunset Home
PLUS
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 1 bed
Private, Remodeled Home Close to Golden Gate Park
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 1 bed
1BD Beach Retreat - 3 blocks from the beach!
  1. Entire guest suite
Private Apartment -- A Block from the Beach
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. 2 beds
Modern Outer Sunset One Bedroom (30 days min stay)
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. 1 bed
Clean & Tidy Beach Flat * 1 block Beach+Cafes W/D

Locals also recommend

Park
“What to say? One of the great parks of the United States. Just head down the hill to Kezar Stadium (at the very bottom of Willard Street) and you'll see the GGP right beyond it (walk around Kezar to the west to enter the park). You can also enter on Stanyan and Haight (and at many other points). Enjoy the Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, the Conservatory of Flowers (great night time light shows in the summer and winter) and many, many other features of the park.”
  • 759 locals recommend
Zoo
“We are not huge zoo fans, but the SF Zoo is worth it for the amazing playground and petting zoo alone. There is also a fun train ride and wonderful gorilla space. Close by and next to Ocean Beach.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Rebuilt after our 1989 earthquake. It was designed by Herzog and de Meuron. The adjoining tower is free to the public. It has good views. ”
  • 479 locals recommend
Trail
“Beautiful (and easy) hiking trail overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Pick a sunny day for the views although I also love the misty fog or as we call him, Karl the Fog! He even has his own instagram @KarlTheFog ”
  • 351 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Excellent museum! **Be aware that “smash and grab” car thefts are common in San Francisco tourist areas. To the extent possible, never leave anything valuable in your vehicle, even if stored in a trunk.**”
  • 462 locals recommend
Location
San Francisco, CA
Outer Sunset