Marshall’s Beach, San Francisco

4.6
#41 of 73 in Parks in San Francisco
Secluded and free from crowds, Marshall’s Beach offers up-close views of the Golden Gate Bridge, especially stunning at sunset. The narrow stretch of sand that lies against the backdrop of eroded cliffs can be reached via a steep flight of stairs. Sightseers and photography enthusiasts keep to the southern end of the beach, since its north section--sheltered by tall rocks--is mostly frequented by nudists. Plan to visit Marshall’s Beach during your San Francisco vacation using our convenient San Francisco vacation planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Marshall’s Beach
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Marshall’s Beach Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
34 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We went to Marshalls Beach right before sunset. We stayed up on the trails instead of actually going down to the beach. It was really chilly and windy. We got some great photos!  more »
  • Beach is very rocky and there’s a pretty hefty downward (and back upward) climb to get to it. But the views of the Golden Gate Bridge are gorgeous. There wasn’t too many people but if you’re looking f...  more »
Google
  • A great place to sun your toes. But ALL of your toes (if you’re into that sort of thing). Many people here do sun ALL of their toes, if you know what I mean. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the big red metal thing here-just beware of the exposed toes.
  • Beautiful, but crowded. The place is incredible: beautiful beach with a view of Golden Gate Bridge 🌁 It’s as good as it sounds. Photographers are in love with this place as the scene is awesome, especially on pics. You have to know that to get there you have to hike a little bit. You’re hiking gown to the beach, then going uphill on the way back, that it more challenging. I’m sure every step is worth it. And yeah, the only downside is that there is a lot of people there. Ok, maybe the second one: as always in SF, it can be very windy – definitely bring a coat and a scarf :)
Places to stay near Marshall’s Beach

Plan your trip to San Francisco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in San Francisco

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.4
Duration: 2​h
2.8
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in San Francisco

4.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h

Parks in San Francisco

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in San Francisco

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h
3.5
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Historic Sites in San Francisco

View all >
4.6
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in San Francisco

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.4
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 3​h