If you’re looking for a secluded experience, Marshall’s Beach is the spot for you. Located just north of Baker Beach, this is one of our beaches near the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s incredibly photogenic, offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the Marin Headlands. It’s also hands-down one of the best beaches in San Francisco.
Marshall’s Beach is a hidden San Francisco beach with spectacular views. This beach is the closest one to the Golden Gate Bridge, but few people make the trek down, or even know it’s there. The beach requires some effort to get to, however. The path down to the beach from the bluffs above is long; coming back up is a real workout!
The beach at Marshall’s Beach is a little hard to get to – about a mile of descent via sloping paths and staircases. It’s worth it, as the views are stunning. This is a nude-option beach, with a somewhat separated gay side past the big rocks at the far (eastern) end of the main part of the beach.