Fort Funston

Things to do Lake Merced
Fort Funston
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Fort Funston is effectively a gorgeous, oceanfront dog park. Scamper down the steep, sandy slope to find dogs and owners alike splashing in the surf. (Be careful, though—the undertow is no joke.) Alongside pups and strolling couples, you’ll see horseback riders from nearby Mar Vista Stables. Climb up the southern sand ladder to watch experienced hang-gliders soaring off the side of the cliff; Funston is one of the best gliding spots in the country, particularly in March and October.

By: Sarah Medina


Venue name: Fort Funston
Address: Skyline Blvd, Park Merced
San Francisco

Cross street: at John Muir Dr
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
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