• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

China Beach Accessibility

Accessible Features

Designated Accessible Parking

Usable Restroom Facility

Usable Picnic Area

Beach Wheelchairs are available to check out upon request, click here for reservations.

Upon Arrival:

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


Did You Know?

Red Power painted on an Alcatraz building.

In November of 1969 American Indians being relocated and terminated by the U.S. government occupied the then vacant island of Alcatraz. Their 18 month occupation would bring an end to the federal termination policy, saving the tribes.