"Hangliders and sunsets" Beaches / Pacific Coast Tip by SunnyPotHill

Beaches / Pacific Coast, San Francisco: 34 reviews and 56 photos


Fort Funston is one of my favorite places to visit in San Francisco whenever I'm in a contemplative mood. It just have that calming effect on me. Perched high up a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean, I have a birds eye view of the many activities around me: big ocean liners slicing through the waters of the pacific on their way or coming out of the bay, dogwalkers trying helplessly to keep up with their tireless canine friends, lovers walking hand in hand and sneaking a few kisses on the beach below, seabirds and sea lions trying to steal a fisherman's catch (i don't know why i find this so funny), birdwatchers watching...uh...birds, :))>, hikers on their daily strolls, and if your lucky, hangliders dancing in the sky. Yes, this is a hangliding mecca, and when the wind and weather is just right, they come to this place in droves. Someday, I will join them, :))>. Go there a couple of hours before sunset to enjoy the aforementioned activities and just to soak in the vibe of the place, then find a good spot to marvel at one of the best sunsets in San Francisco, with the seemingly never ending ocean as the foreground. Do take good care of this place for me though, because it's very fragile. Do not climb over fences and step on the plants, they're there to keep the soil from plunging into the ocean. Stay on the trails. You can get there by taking the Great Highway heading south from Ocean Beach or the Cliff House. Once you past John Muir Drive (Stop Light), you will see a sign on your right, enter that narrow road that leads into a huge parking lot. Enjoy!

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  • Updated Jul 26, 2005
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