"Spend Time at the Ocean Beach" Beaches / Pacific Coast Tip by machomikemd

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Running the entire west side of San Francisco, ocean beach is the city's largest beach. There are lots of things to do at ocean beach beside watching the waves. One can walk unimpeded all the way to San Mateo County to Daly City and Pacifica. The water at Ocean Beach is noteworthy for its strong currents and fierce waves, which makes it popular among many serious surfers. The rapid rip currents and cold water make the ocean dangerous for casual swimmers or even for those who simply want to set foot in it, and many swimmers have been swept away and drowned as a result so Swimming is not allowed at the Beach. Ocean Beach runs from the famous Cliff House restaurant to Fort Funston at the southern border of the city and the Great Highway Bisects it. It's part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Address: Great Hwy and Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Directions: Take Geary Blvd west until it curves left and downhill onto Great Highway via car or take Muni Bus 23.

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  • Written Oct 10, 2011
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