Marin Headlands, San Francisco
Marin Headlands - A Quick Overview
Address: Marin Headlands, California 94941, USA
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Marin Headlands, San Francisco
The Marin Headlands are located within the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and offer stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge and an opportunity to see some historic military sites. The main SF attractions are Fort Barry, Fort Cronkhite, Hawk Hill, the NIKE Missile site and the 150-year-old Point Bonita lighthouse. The numerous hiking and walking trails bring you close to nature and are a fun way to explore theses coastal hills. The headlands are home to various wildlife species like the Black Tail Deer, Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Rabbits, Hares and several bird species. Begin your tour at the Marin Headlands Visitor Centre located within Fort Barry and make your way around at a leisurely pace, enjoying the sights and sounds. Bring a picnic basket along and find a shaded spot near Point Bonita trailhead or head to the dog friendly Rodeo Beach and just relax. Take a drive along the five-mile road from Golden Gate Bridge to Point Bonita and enjoy the scenic views. The Marin Headlands has much to offer the nature lover in you. Marin Headlands San Francisco tourist attraction added in 3 Day San Francisco Trip Itinerary.
Embrace the nature in the most perfect manner by visiting the Marin Headlands in San Francisco. The lush greenlands is a great place to indulge in several activities like hiking and trek. While Marin Headlands tickets are free of any cost, you can also easily opt for the Marin Headlands tours. The Marin Headlands tour tickets are available at a very affordable price. The Marin Headlands tours are very well guided and is a perfect way to explore the scenic attraction.
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Marin Headlands Information
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are weather appropriate.
- Do not litter.
- Carry sufficient water and stay hydrated.
- There are no eateries nearby so bring your own food.
- Restroom facilities are available at the Fort Cronkhite parking lot by Rodeo Beach, and also at the visitor center.
Marin Headlands Opening and Closing Hours
- Marin Headlands Visitor Centre: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
How To reach Marin Headlands by Public Transport
- Bus Stop: Bunker Rd & Field Rd
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Marin Headlands, San Francisco Reviews
Perfect view on San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Absolutely breathtaking along with providing a lot of history for those that know nothing about the area or what it was used for. It is very difficult however to find an area to park and it is not easily navigated for anyone that is not capable of walking or that is not steady on their feet.
Best view of the Golden Gate Bridge is seen here! If you're driving up during the weekend, it may be really hard to find parking but you just have to drive and wait for someone to come out.
One of the best parks in California.
In my opinion the Marin Headlands has the absolute best view of San Francisco. On a day when the clouds are out to sea make sure you drive across the golden gate and visit here. The hillside has old fortifications leftover from WW2 which are fun to explore. I could have spent all day here sunning on a warm day. This is an absolute must see location if you are visiting the region.
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