Marshall Beach

Marshall Beach, San Fransisco, California Beach is one of the best-kept secrets in San Francisco was once accessed only by brave souls willing to scramble down bluffs through poison oak and pricklers.

Today, Marshall Beach is easily reached by the eco-friendly Batteries to Bluffs Trail courtesy of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The trail connects Battery Crosby at north end of the trail with Battery Godfrey at the south end. Wooden stairs and dirt paths wind down to the most private beach in town. Bring a picnic and dine on views spanning the Golden Gate!

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall's Beach

Marshall Beach is also known as Golden Gate Bridge Beach. This is the northernmost beach on the peninsula outside of the Golden Gate and is a few thousand feet south of the Golden Gate Bridge. Marshall Beach is a nearly perfect beach, with coarse white sand bordering the azure blue water of the Bay.

Marshall Beach Sunset

Marshall Beach San Francisco is quiet and contemplative and there is about 1.9 mile hike from the parking area to the beach. The rugged shoreline is a spectacular setting for observing the birds and the bluffs. It consists of a nice hike up the cliff with beautiful vegetation, ocean air and solitude to enjoy. It is ideal during both Sunset and Sunrise.