BAKER BEACH STATE PARK
Baker Beach State Park, located in San Francisco, California, is a public beach on the peninsula within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Known for its stunning views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands across sparkling blue waters, it offers picnic areas with grills and restrooms facilities. The northern section attracts clothing-optional sunbathers while fishing enthusiasts enjoy casting their lines from Baker's sandy shores. Its picturesque landscape makes it popular among photographers as well.
Is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). It spans about a mile along the city's western coastline. The beach offers stunning views of both Marin County and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Before becoming public land under GGNRA in 1972, it was used as an army base during World War II. This military history can still be seen today with remnants like Battery Chamberlin on site.
The area has been popular for recreational activities since its opening to public use. However due to strong rip currents swimming isn't recommended here.
In addition to recreation opportunities such as picnicking or hiking trails nearby Lands End Lookout; Baker Beach also hosts annual events including Burning Man Festival's precursor event from 1986-1990 before moving out into Nevada desert because of growing crowd size concerns by authorities.