Marshall's Beach

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Marshall's Beach
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Jeff

This secluded cove at the northernmost end of Baker Beach is San Francisco’s not-so-secret nude beach. It was originally established by gay men who shimmied down the steep cliff side in their skivvies to get to the private area. Since the addition of a trail and stairway nearly a decade ago, Marshall's now attracts open-minded nudists of all kinds. Some go to sunbathe and soak up the scenery, others construct stacked driftwood nooks for canoodling. The scene tends to be more risqué closer to the Golden Gate Bridge. But only at Marshall’s can you get close this close to the bridge itself.

By: Sarah Medina


Venue name: Marshall's Beach
Address: Langdon Court
San Francisco

Cross street: at Lincoln Blvd
Opening hours: Open 24 hours
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I don't know anything about the beach because in 1948 we used to ride our bikes in the tunnels above, where there were gun emplacements for WWII. I wonder if the tunnels are still there and open for walking?