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Ocean Beach
Photograph: Flickr/James Carnes

Time Out says

Ocean Beach has a reputation for being cold and foggy—but that’s what wetsuits and fire pits are for. Located on the far west side of the city, you'll see a variety of people—from dog walkers to local college students—congregated on the 3.5-mile stretch. On the southern side, hardcore surfers brave the frigid waves, while farther north you’ll find tourists and regulars who make the waterfront trek from Sutro Baths and Lands End. Bonfires are allowed in the 16 designated fire rings, March through October. We recommend arriving early—it’s first-come, first-served and the pits get claimed early on sunny days.

Written by
Sarah Medina


Great Highway
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Point Lobo Ave
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