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Fort Funston National Park, San Francisco

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#10 of 23 in Wildlife in San Francisco
Beach · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Check one off your bucket list as you hang glide off the 61 m (200 ft) high bluffs of Fort Funston National Park. If that seems like a bit too much, explore the beach or take a relaxing walk, watching the adrenaline junkies glide above you. This is a dog-friendly beach, so feel free to bring your pet(s). The sea can be pretty rough here, se be mindful of riptides if you decide to swim. To visit Fort Funston National Park on your holiday in San Francisco, and find out what else San Francisco has to offer, use our San Francisco.
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  • I’m a complete germaphobe and this place wasn’t for me! Great if you love poop, and people who touch poop! The experience was one that I wish I could forget forever! 
    I’m a complete germaphobe and this place wasn’t for me! Great if you love poop, and people who touch poop! The experience was one that I wish I could forget forever!  more »
  • Gorgeous views of the ocean and the city. Paved trails. Ample, free parking. VERY dog friendly. The hike down to and back from the sand is strenuous, even for those in the best physical condition. My....  more
    Gorgeous views of the ocean and the city. Paved trails. Ample, free parking. VERY dog friendly. The hike down to and back from the sand is strenuous, even for those in the best physical condition. My....  more »
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  • I love going to Fort Funston, especially when the gliders are preparing to glide, then watching them glide. ..priceless.. When there's no gliders, there's families with children flying kites, also..priceless The walk is easy with no real hills to climb.. There is a look out area for picture taking, a bench to sit while you catch your breath. You can sit at a table, have lunch and enjoy the view.. Parking is good. There's bathrooms 🚻. There's also a station to refill your water bottle.. It looks like the dog trail is respected by both dog, owners and people.. The whole area is kept clean.. Go and enjoy what mother nature has to offer us..
  • Great place to take your dog or stroll the coastal paths on a nice day. Lots of parking and plenty of space to spread out. You can also check out the hang gliders that take off from the area. Beautiful place to catch the sunset. There are paths that are paved and sandy trails that branch off the main loop. A couple things to note. It gets really windy and foggy often, so be prepared. There are three Porta potties for restrooms. There is one beach access point near the north end of the park, otherwise the area has many cliffs that should not be used to access the beach below.

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