China Beach, San Francisco, California

The tiny cove of China Beach lies between Baker Beach and Lands End. Legend has it that local residents named China Beach for the Chinese fishermen who, long ago, anchored their junks in the cove and camped on the beach. You can see a monument to these early residents at the trailhead near the parking area at the end of Seacliff Avenue.
 China Beach’s sheltered pocket of sand provides access to the water and a place to stretch out or picnic in the sun. The beach offers a picnic area, sunbathing, good play spots for children, and fine views of the Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate.
This tiny secluded cove offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands. Sheltered from the wind by rocky cliffs, this San Francisco beach is popular for swimming and sunbathing. Lifeguards are on duty from April to October. Access the beach via a steep paved access road.

You'll find a sundeck, a picnic area with barbecues, and restrooms with showers. Parking is limited. Dogs are not permitted at this beach.
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