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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

Places to stay nearby

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Beachside Studio across the street from GGP!
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Charming Garden Apartment, Steps From The Beach
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Modern studio next to beach, G.G Park & transport
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  2. 1 bed
Blake & Sara's Ocean Beach Pad
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Private Apartment -- A Block from the Beach
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Private, Remodeled Home Close to Golden Gate Park
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Light Filled Modern Surf Shack
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Beautiful Studio Near Ocean Beach
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  1. Private room
  2. 1 bed
Private Cozy room 3
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  2. 2 beds
Blake & Sara's Sunset Home
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New Remodeled 1 Bed/1 Bath Private, Quiet Retreat
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  2. 1 bed
Newly remodeled clean/private bath
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Star Studio in the Outer Sunset
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Explore Golden Gate Park at a Mid-century Guest Suite
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New comfortable, convenient place for family
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Sparkling Sunset Solo Suite: Park/Beach/WIFI/Clean

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.”
  • 754 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
“Wonderful museum. Make sure to go to the top of the tower for an amazing view of the City. ”
  • 473 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
“Museum, rainforest, aquarium, planetarium and more all in one. It might not sound impressive to some, but it definitely is. Children and adults will both enjoy this extravagant site.”
  • 456 locals recommend
Location
San Francisco, CA
Outer Sunset