Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Baker Beach Accessibility
· Accessible Parking at North Lot
· Designated Accessible Parking at South Lot
· Accessible Restrooms at North Lot
· Accessible Portable Toilet at South Lot
· One Usable Group Picnic Site
As you arrive at Baker Beach you will encounter the entrance to the North parking lot on your Right. If you precede straight head you will find the South parking lot. The North parking lot provides greater access to visitors and contains six accessible parking spaces. These spaces are signed and provide Van access. The restroom in the North lot is accessible; look for the brown building. The South lot contains designated accessible parking spaces; however, they do not provide access aisles. The only restroom available in this area is an accessible portable toilet.
Inside the Park:
If you choose to park in the North Lot you will find an adjacent picnic area. There is one group picnic site behind the restroom building that is accessible via an asphalt pathway. This site contains a large BBQ grill and is the only site located on a firm surface. There are several other picnic sites situated in this area; however, the surface material is sand. These sites can be accessed by requesting a beach wheelchair. To request a beach wheelchair please click here.
Currently, there is not an accessible ramp or boardwalk along the beach. Beach Wheelchairs can be made available upon request, please click here.
Adjacent to the North parking lot is a service road that leads to Battery Chamberlin. The service road is usable. There is a Disappearing Gun Demonstration at Battery Chamberlin. Click here to find out when the demonstrations occur. To request a Sign Language Interpreter click here.
For more information about Baker Beach, click here. The National Park Service is striving to make your experience as accessible as possible. Please feel free to submit comments and suggestions via email by clicking here or by calling 415-561-4700.Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:
(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service
(877) 877-6280 VCO
(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech
(800) 845-6136 Spanish
(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille
Golden Gate National Recreation Area has begun planning an accessibility improvement project at Baker Beach. This project will address many accessibility deficiencies including upgrades to the picnic facilities, providing an accessible beach access ramp, and making physical and programmatic improvements to Battery Chamberlin! This project is contingent on funding and could take multiple years to complete.
Did You Know?
Megafossils (fossils that can be observed with the unaided eye) are rare in Franciscan Complex rocks, but the rocks of “The Rock,” Alcatraz, have yielded significant examples.