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.
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.
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.
It was another relaxing and refreshing Ocean Beach experience. It didn’t even feel like I was in the big city as I roamed.
- 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.
Have you spent time along/on Ocean Beach and in this part of San Francisco?