San Francisco Bay, San Francisco

4.7
#2 of 610 in Nature in California
San Francisco sits on the tip of a peninsula, surrounded by San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate strait, and the Pacific Ocean. To explore the bay's shoreline, walk, skate, or bike along the Bay Trail, which is paved within the city. To explore the region from the water, board one of many tour boats. Known for its strong westerly winds, the natural harbor is a mecca for sailors, windsurfers, and kitesurfers. The bay is also a natural nursery for native crab, halibut, and salmon, as well as being a key link in the "Pacific Flyway," a major north-south route used by migratory birds. If you want to hang out by the water, especially on a sunny day, join locals at Marina Green (30 hectare) 74 acre expanse of grass between Fort Mason and the Presidio. To visit San Francisco Bay on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco attractions planner.
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  • I think the best way to see the bay and to enjoy it's diversity is t be out on the bay. There are several ways in which to do this, from fishing boats, sail boats, ferry boats to catamaran boats...  more »
  • There is something remarkably magnetic about the Bay. As cities go, there is no point in trying to compare the world's beauty spots with the Bay because whilst the view is quite nice, that's all it...  more »
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  • Fun . Beautiful.
  • Always fun going here as long as I'm not driving and sitting in traffic. The ferry rides are the best!
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