San Francisco: Your First Ocean Beach.

Back to San Francisco I go! I’ll soon be returning to the city by the bay and like the many times before, your first Ocean Beach. Last summer was no exception. The first thing I did when entering San Fran was head over to the beach to capture a few shots along the Pacific Ocean in the early evening.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

On another day I headed back over driving along the Great Highway which runs alongside the beach and parked at about 6 a.m.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

The marine layer and infamous fog was out in full force and there was a cold breeze off the Pacific. That didn’t faze me as I was at one of “those” spots that I’ve relished coming to since I was a kid. I hung out and relaxed with my coffee and there were some birds, a few runners, surfers and people with cameras around.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

I started climbing up the incline where Great Highway turns into Point Lobos Avenue. I was heading towards the Cliff House, capturing some pictures of the beach from above.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Along the way I stared at the ocean and waves…

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

…the beach and shoreline…

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

…and the coastline looking south.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Doing a 360, there was the San Francisco’s Camera Obscura, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Seal Rocks, a rock formation island right off the coast.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Right alongside the Camera Obscura and Cliff House I looked down at the rocks, beach and ocean waters before heading back towards Ocean Beach.

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Another trip to San Francisco, more great times around Ocean Beach and the Pacific coast. It doesn’t matter whether it’s sunny or fogged-in your first Ocean Beach, when in San Francisco. πŸ™‚

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

For cities or places that you frequent in your travels, what’s that one place you always seem to want to get to right off the bat?

8 responses to “San Francisco: Your First Ocean Beach.

  1. For me it always centers around food. Hot Dog from a street vender in NY, Pizza in my home town in Jersey, crossiant in Paris and a Chocolat and Churros from Las Ramblas in Barcelona.

    • A lot of the time me too. When I’m in Pittsburgh it’s straight to Primanti Bros. for a sandwich or on the west coast of the US, it’s In-N-Out burger. Just had poutine in Toronto (Canada) for the first time. I know what I’ll be getting as soon as I get there again next. πŸ™‚

  2. Have fun! One place I am still trying to get to. Love Poutine – everytime I’m in Canada I find myself getting some. A Korean taco place by my house in Chicago makes Kalbi Poutine which is Korean slow-braised short rib, beef demi gravy, blended cheeses, seasoned crema, scallions and house pickled onions. You eat and feel like you are dying but it just might be worth it.

  3. I loved those beaches north of San Francisco. I was in California a month ago and I adored Sonoma and the coastline just west of it. I also stopped over in Sausalito for lunch and a nice walk, a very pleasant place. A wonderful part of the world!

    • Spent time in Sonoma/Napa before, I definitely agree! Sausalito is a great place to hang out in the morning and lunch time. The only beach been to recently north of town is Stinson. Always an interesting drive!!! πŸ™‚

  4. I saw the beach briefly on my last trip to SF and will definitely check it out again int he future! It was also windy and rainy that day, so I was glad to see some blue in your photos. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your trip!! (lucky you)

    • Thanks Pola! Hope the fog stays away this time, one day at least, though San Fran looks beautiful no matter the weather. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your upcoming travels home, very exciting!!!

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