Baker Beach has beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is easily accessible from anywhere in San Francisco. Only part of Baker Beach is used for nude recreation. If you take your clothing off, stay north of the Hazardous Surf sign, or the rangers may cite you.
Baker Beach is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco and is located between the Sea Cliff neighborhood and the Golden Gate Bridge. Get a map and directions.
Baker Beach has magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. It's a popular nude beach with lots of people around. The surf can be dangerous and if you decide to climb over the rocks on the north end, keep an eye on the tide so you don't get trapped. This beach can be foggy in the morning, and sometimes all day long.
Who's at Baker Beach
Locals and tourists. The San Francisco Bay Guardian's latest report says there are more women than before on Baker Beach and the crowd is getting younger, on average. It still gets crowded on hot days, though and you'll find some gawkers and lots of clothed users.
Baker Beach Facilities
Grills, picnic tables, restrooms (in the clothed section)
Baker Beach Activities
Sunbathing, frisbee, fishing (fishermen are usually clothed). Swimming not advised
More Nude Beaches Within 25 Miles of Baker Beach
- Golden Gate Beach: A little bit north off Lincoln Blvd
- Lands End Beach: West of Baker
- Funston Beach: Southwest off Skyline Blvd
- Red Rock Beach: Marin County, about 20 miles north
- Sculptured Beach: Marin County, about 25 miles north
- Grey Whale Cove (Devil's Slide): San Mateo County, 20 miles south
Nudity Laws and Baker Beach
Baker Beach is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which makes it Federal land, but the legal situation is complex. Read more about it here.
Nude or naturist beach neophytes, please be respectful of others and read the Nude Beach and Topless Beach Etiquette guidelines before you go to a nude beach.