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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?

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?