Discover Ocean Beach in San Francisco

Ocean Beach, San Francisco 📷 Carl Wilson



Discover Ocean Beach in San Francisco

Ocean Beach is on the west side of San Francisco. Take Geary Blvd west until it curves left and downhill onto Great Highway.

Ocean Beach in San Francisco is a place where you can build a bonfire, fly a kite, or ride a wind-powered kite buggy through the sand. It’s the most-visited beach in the San Francisco area, and the views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Cliff House are camera-ready. This 1.5-mile-long beach is also San Francisco’s largest beach.

You can go fishing at Ocean Beach, and you’ll find people doing that in the area around the rocks, below the Cliff House, a well-known tourist attraction.

Just north of the Cliff House are the romantic Sutro Baths ruins, remains of an extravagant bathhouse built in 1896. Continue through this gallery to the Camera Obscura and Sutro Baths.