Baker Beach is located in the Presidio just south of the San Francisco Golden Gate
Bridge. With its panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin
Headlands, Baker Beach is a popular beach and picnic destination for San Francisco
locals, especially on the weekends. Several picnic tables with barbecue pits are
located to the east of the north parking lot. The beach has strong rip-tides, so
swimming can be hazardous. A few fishermen may dot the shoreline. The north end
of the beach is clothing optional, so families typically stay toward the middle and
south ends of the beach.