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Ocean Beach San Francisco

Ocean Beach San Francisco

Free admission
Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA

The Basics

Because it is located across the city from the main tourist areas, Ocean Beach may not be on every tourist’s itinerary. However, it’s easy to squeeze into your sightseeing schedule with activities like a Golden Gate Park bike tour, GoCar tour, or coastal walking tour. Also, Ocean Beach is convenient to a selection of attractions in this part of the city, including the Legion of Honor museum, Lands End, Sutro Baths, and San Francisco Zoo.

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GoCar San Francisco Tour
GoCar San Francisco Tour
star-4.5
$92.44 per adult
Traveler Favorite
What an awesome way to...
What an awesome way to see most of the city in one day! Loved the audio tour guiding you along the way as well!
Eric_J, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Made us feel like kids again
Warren_S, Apr 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
Six hours of pure fun! Great way to explore San Francisco on this totally narrated trip. All the safety features included and super easy to navigate in the go-car. Loved the experience and would highly recommend. Definitely worth the price, which was reasonable. Made us feel like kids again:-)
star-5
A funness
Michael_R, May 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
My daughter and I enjoyed this very much. Great way to see The City. Got lots of smiles and thumbs up along the way. Would suggest an earpiece for one ear as it can be hard to hear the tour audio at times.
star-5
Awesome
Frank_D, May 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
Was a great tour couldn’t believe how much we were able to see at our own leisure. Everywhere from downtown to the Golden Gate Bridge through the Golden Gate Park the views were spectacular.
star-5
Cant recommend it enough!
Beccy_J, May 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
Had an incredible time in the go car - it’s an absolute must do to see the beautiful city at your leisure.
star-5
Best way to see the city
Rick_W, May 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
I took my daughter on a 4 hour trip and it was a great way to see the city. I’d recommend it to anytime
star-5
Absolutely fabulous 👌
Deborah_B, Apr 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
Great experience we had a fabulous time they were very helpful in the office would do it again in a heartbeat
star-5
Guided tour of San Francisco and Alcatraz
Jack_L, Mar 2022
Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
This looked like a fantastic tour to go on to make sure that you see all of San Fran as it is very spread out and easy to miss areas. Unfortunately we were not able to do the guided tour due to covid and places just starting to open back up not enough people signed up. The tour company were very good and got in touch in good time and offered us the alcatraz tickets and a refund or alcatraz and a hop on hop off bus tour. We accepted the hop on hop off bus tour. Thank you for keeping us updated and we appreciate the level of customer service We had an amazing time at Alcatraz it is so informative and has some stunning views. Well worth doing in San Fran. The hop on hop off tour allowed us to see parts of San Francisco that we definitely would not have seen or even known were there some lovely views. Thanks for a lovely day and the great customer service.
star-5
Great Experience
MICHAEL_B, Apr 2022
San Francisco ALL DAY SPECIAL GoCar Tour
It was a great experience. We had the full-day package. The check-in was smooth. Training video (@ 4-minutes) was clear. The guided tour (directional pad and voice directions and descriptions of different sites) was very good - it worked well, was informational and entertaining. The vehicle operated well and bringing in for a refill on gas went smoothly as well. The only surprise (for me) was the amount of pressure needed for the throttle and the loudness of the engine, but after 5-minutes, we were used to it, so no issues at all. We were able to see all of SF in a fun way.
star-5
Tour
Teresa_B, Oct 2021
Full-Day Guided Tour of San Francisco with Alcatraz
Happy for all the tours 😎👍🛳⚓️⛩Experience was very nice to see San Francisco California. We did enjoy with the family
star-5
Fun to drive!!
Milton_P, Apr 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
It was a great time all the way around. All the top sights and easy GPS guide. Easy and fun to drive.
star-4
A great time
MariaAngelica_F, Apr 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
It was a very fun experience, there's lots to see. A great adventure of adults and kids who want to see more of San Francisco!
star-5
Highly recommended!
Lorraine_L, Apr 2022
GoCar San Francisco Tour
What a fun experience this was! We bought the full day package which we initially thought might be too long but it was actually ideal. We got to see so much of San Francisco and we could stop off for as long as we like anywherw along the way. Lots of fun and laughter. We found the volume button on the dashboard too quiet, but there's an option on the actual sat nav to increase the volume which is worth noting. Loved this activity.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring layers, as the wind and fog can appear suddenly on the coast, even if it’s warm and sunny when you arrive.

  • Beach fires are permitted only in the fire rings and only from March through October.

  • Glass and alcohol are not allowed on the beach.

  • Surfing at Ocean Beach is not for beginners, as the waves are large and the current is very strong.

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How to Get There

Starting at the Cliff House in the Outer Richmond neighborhood, Ocean Beach stretches south for 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers). By car, drive all the way west on Fulton Street or Lincoln Way until you reach the coast. Free parking lots are available; if they are full, there is street parking in the adjacent neighborhoods. By light rail, the N-Judah line ends just across Great Highway from the beach.

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Trip ideas

An Exploratorium Exhibit Developer's Guide to San Francisco

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When to Get There

Sunset offers a tranquil atmosphere and the best photo opportunities as you watch the sun sink into the Pacific. The sunniest months with warmest temperatures are typically September and October. In July and August, the beach is usually blanketed in fog. The beach parking lots close at night.

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Golden Gate Park

San Francisco’s biggest city park is adjacent to Ocean Beach and just a few blocks from the Cliff House. It’s convenient to visit all of these sights on the same day, though there’s a lot of ground to cover. Stretching nearly half the width of the city, Golden Gate Park features world-class museums, a golf course, lakes, bike trails, gardens and playgrounds, sports fields, two windmills, and even a bison paddock.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Ocean Beach San Francisco?
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Attractions near Ocean Beach San Francisco:
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What else should I know about attractions in San Francisco?
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