Back to Capture More of Ocean Beach in San Francisco

Ocean Beach in San Francisco, enough said. It’s one of my happy places. The Pacific Ocean lined city beach runs flush against the Richmond and Sunset districts as well as Golden Gate Park.

I had the chance to spend some more time there since my post San Francisco: Your First Ocean Beach years ago.

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

The scenes I captured in that post focused on the north end of the beach near the infamous Cliff House. The photos below come more from the south side of the three mile long beach. The scene was cloudy, cool, windy and misty right along the coast. I would have expected nothing less. It’s what makes this beach and San Francisco the most picturesque in my opinion. Thick fog in the early morning is extremely common in this part of the city as well.

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

Along with the beach I got up close views of the colorful, priceless homes that lie opposite the Great Highway. You will find plenty of beach, bike paths and places to roam along the frigid ocean waters. Well without further ado I present to you more of Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

It was another relaxing and refreshing Ocean Beach experience. It didn’t even feel like I was in the big city as I roamed.

Some tips:

  • Make sure to dress in layers. It is usually much colder here than in the heart of the city.
  • You’ll find plenty of parking on both ends of Ocean Beach.
  • I just got my feet wet per usual. Swimming is not recommended due to the strong rip currents, tall waves and cold water.

San Francisco Ocean Beach, California, beach

Have you spent time along/on Ocean Beach and in this part of San Francisco?

11 responses to “Back to Capture More of Ocean Beach in San Francisco

  1. I love San Francisco but have never been to Ocean Beach. I’ll have to check it out next time!

    • San Francisco is a favorite city of mine. Can’t spend enough time there. Very glad to hear. I’m sure you’ll love Ocean Beach. Cheers! 🙂

  2. I’ve only been to San Francisco once, so I focused on the highlights. Next time I’ll try to make it to Ocean Beach.

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      I’m sure you went to a lot of amazing spots. The highlights seems to be never ending in San Francisco. 🙂 Did you have a favorite? Cool beans hope you can!

      • My faves are rather cliché, but I really enjoyed seeing the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square. Those two spots scream San Fran, so it was nice to see them both.

  3. I love, love that corner of the world!! I remember how misty and windy it was when I visited, none of the colors I can see in your pics. And yet, I’d go back in a heartbeat. Something about being on the endge of the Pacific… in one of the most gorgeous cities.

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      It’s the only place I’ve been too where I am excepting of the mist, wind and usually chilly temperatures.. 🙂 Being anywhere along the Pacific in San Francisco equals magical. Can’t wait to get back, maybe with a little one in hand.

  4. That is true, whenever I visit Ocean Beach, I do not feel like I am in or near The City. Such a great beach!

    • Aaron - elatlboy

      So true Charles. Great place to get away from the hustle-and-bustle and all the super touristy stuff. A beautiful Pacific beach indeed!

  5. I love this place; thanks for your visual reminders, Aaron. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to both City and this beach.

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