Surfers aiming for Ocean Beach tilt toward these twin landmarks on Golden Gate Park's extreme western edge. The 1902 Dutch windmill at...
Golden Gate Municipal Golf Course
This challenging nine-hole, par-27 course is built on sand dunes, with 100yd drop-offs and 180yd elevated greens. No reservations are...
Golden Gate JOAD
Blockbusters like The Avengers, The Hunger Games and Brave have revived San Francisco's Victorian-era archery craze, and you can take...
Microbrews with views: watch Pacific sunsets through pint glasses of the Beach Chalet's house beer, with live music most Fridays and...
Since 1971, San Franciscans have lingered in the outer Sunset after sunset for two reasons, both at Thanh Long: roast pepper crab and...
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Ocean Beach information
The sun sets over the Pacific just beyond the fog at this blustery beach. Most days here are too chilly for bikini-clad clambakes, but fine for hardy beachcombers and hardcore surfers braving riptides (casual swimmers beware). Bonfire policies are under review, but are currently permitted in artist-designed fire pits only; no alcohol allowed. On Ocean Beach's south end, beachcombers spot sand dollars and 19th-century shipwrecks. Stick to paths in fragile southern dunes, where skittish snowy plover shorebirds shelter in winter.