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 »
China Beach Accessibility
Designated Accessible Parking
Usable Restroom Facility
Usable Picnic Area
As you arrive at the China Beach parking lot you will find two designated accessible parking spaces. The parking lot sits above the beach. Visitors are not allowed to drive past the entry gates; doing so would encroach on the space needed to launch the National Park Service rescue boats.
Inside the Park:
Beyond the parking lot there is a paved road leading down to the beach. Due to the existing terrain, this paved road is extremely steep. Please proceed with caution. There is a usable restroom facility and a usable picnic area. There is a steep paved boat ramp that leads to the beach. Beach wheelchairs are available up request, click here for reservations.
For more information about China 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 the Pacific West Region Visitors Center at 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
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