Aqua Surf Shop
Aqua Surf Shop rents boards and wetsuits.
Harding Park Municipal Golf Course
Tournaments play San Francisco's lush 18-hole landscape partially shaded by cypress trees beside Lake Merced, while walk-ins are welcome...
San Francisco Zoo
Even those who object to zoos in theory have been known to break down and take the kids here – after being begged for, oh, the...
Skyline Blvd · interesting places nearby
Fort Funston information
Grassy dunes up to 200ft high at Fort Funston give an idea what the Sunset looked like until the 20th century. A defunct military installation, Fort Funston still has 146-ton WWII guns aimed seaward and abandoned Nike missile silos near the parking lot. Nuclear missiles were never launched from Fort Funston, but flocks of hang gliders launch and land here.
Butterflies and shorebirds have the run of Fort Funston, which is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Loop trails and hang-glider launches are wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, and dogs are allowed off-leash in many areas. The National Park Service is gradually replacing invasive ice plants with native vegetation, and volunteers are welcome to join the effort at the Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery (see website for details). If you're driving, bicycling or walking here, follow the Great Hwy south and turn right on Skyline Blvd; park entrance is past Lake Merced, on the right-hand side.