Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach & Land's End. Offering spectacular views of Marin Headlands and The Golden Gate this cove of sand is good place for sunbathing, play spot for children and a picnic. Observe the monument to the Chinese fishermen and early residents who camped and anchored in the cove.
Tips and Highlights
- Access to the beach is via a paved drive or stairway down from the parking lot to water level.
- No pets, fires, and glass containers are allowed.
- No lifeguards are on duty. Due to unpredictable surf conditions, swimming is not recommended.
- Take a low-tide walk from China Beach to Baker Beach and find starfish, anemones, and mussels clinging to the rocky crevices of the cliffs.
- To sunbathe out of the wind, there is a small deck on top of the lifeguard equipment pick-up station.
- Above beach level, grills and a picnic area are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Restrooms and cold water showers are open sunrise to sunset.