Beach Fire and Campfire Regulations
Beach Fire Regulations
Fires on Ocean Beach
On October 31, 2014 NPS completed the Revised Pilot Program for beach fires, which was implemented to further understand the variety of issues resulting from fires occurring on the beach. The NPS staff effort needed for maintaining a clean and safe beach as a result of the visitors who are non-compliant with the fire program rules and regulations is immense, and unsustainable given the park's limited resources.
The most recent information about this program and the results can be found here: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/oceanbeachfires
Rules for Beach Fires:
Volunteer Beach Cleanup Days
The 3rd Saturday of each month join our Ocean Beach Interpretive Ranger:
Groups are always welcome to schedule their own cleanup day as well. Contact the phone number listed above for more details.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is committed to universal access for all visitors. The City of San Francisco provides designated Accessible Parking Spaces at Stairwells 15/16. For more information about accessibility and beach wheelchairs, click here.
Charcoal fire regulations
Charcoal fires are permitted in fixed grills provided by the park or visitor-provided portable barbecues in established picnic areas, in the Kirby Cove Campground, or at Muir and Ocean beaches unless signed or prohibited otherwise. Debris burning is not permitted. Grill/Stove fire coals must be extinguished and disposed of in receptacles provided by the park.
Park-provided charcoal grills may be found at the following picnic areas:
Only liquid fuel stoves are permitted in Haypress Campground, Hawk Campground and Bicentennial Campground. Campers staying at Bicentennial Campground may use charcoal in the barbecue grills in the nearby Battery Wallace picnic area.