The largest of the San Francisco beaches, taking up the entire west side of San Francisco (3.5 miles of white sand) and offering a Panoramic View of the Pacific Ocean, this beach is serene and relaxing, and easy to get to. A favorite of locals, you’ll find surfers, artists and dog walkers (for leashed and unleashed dog-friendly area fun). The sunniest months being September and October.
Directions: Take Geary Blvd west until it curves left and downhill onto Great Highway. There are three parking lots at Ocean Beach, one on the south at Sloat, one across from Golden Gate Park and street parking near the Cliff House. In a pinch, use the lots above Cliff House and walk down.