Sutro Baths Ruins1062 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-4154265240
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Swimming Pool
These ruins were once a privately owned swimming pool area and were opened to public in 1896. An interesting place to visit for a bit of history and spectacular views and photo opportunities. The climb up or down to the ruins can be taxing but definitely worth it. The Sutro Baths were found to be commercially non-profitable and were therefore shut down but were once a major hangout in the late 19th century. The ruins are located close to the historic Cliff House and are now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Sutro Baths Ruins Travel Tips
- The climb up the steps on your return maybe taxing for those not used to exercise.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
- Bring your camera and plenty of drinking water.
How to Reach Sutro Baths Ruins
- Bus Stop: Point Lobos Ave & 46th Ave
- Louis Restaurant
- Cliff House Bistro
- Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli
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5.13% of people who visit San Francisco include Sutro Baths Ruins in their plan
46.67% of people start their Sutro Baths Ruins visit around 2 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Sutro Baths Ruins
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sutro Baths Ruins
Sutro Baths Ruins Reviews & Ratings
This place was very cool to explore for an hour or so! There are quite a steep set of stairs and walkway down, so I wouldn’t recommend it for someone with limited mobility. You can walk along the edge of the baths and sit overlooking the bay. There’s a fair amount of people walking around, but the waves crash loudly enough to give your own sense of privacy. Off to one side, there’s a little cave tunnel where you can look down and see some waves coming in, and there’s a great vista at the end.
Don’t understand why this attraction is not advertised more amongst the places to visit in San Francisco. Located at the corner of Lands End on the western side of San Francisco and top of Oceans Beach it is a nice place to visit and learn fascinating history of this once largest in the world privately own salt water swimming pool up to its firefly tragic demise in 1966. Never rebuild once struggling due to operating costs structure burn down due to suspected arson as a cause. For people who like hiking I would suggest to get there from north through Lands End - you will not regret it!!!
Really cool spot and well worth a visit. Fascinating to read the history behind the baths and to see it now. I'd imagine it being a really great place on a warmer day!
Amazing! Which I could have seen it way back when. Make sure you visit the visitor center to see the pictures to get a better idea on what it's all about
Good place to walk around and hike. Great views of the ocean plus beautiful trees. Parking can be easy if it's not crowded.