One-hundred acres of ceaseless beauty.
What was once a US Army airfield is now a generously portioned slice of heaven and a San Francisco gem. If you’re new to SF, you may not know, but it wasn’t always like that. In fact, it was literally toxic thanks to the dumping of hazardous materials by the aforementioned Army. However let’s not dwell on the past. The National Park Service did a tremendous job bringing what they described as “a derelict concrete wasteland” back to its original glory and then some, and now it’s one of the prettiest places to visit in the city, thanks to dunes, a tidal lagoon, excellent bird watching, kiteboarders and windsurfers, and views of Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Downtown skyline, and the Marin Headlands. Even better, you can actually get in the arctic waters at this beach, if you dare. If not, take your dog off of his leash (as long as he’s under voice control) so he can frolic in the surf.