Marshall Beach

Marshall Beach San Francisco

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

Today, Marshall Beach CA is easily reached by the eco-friendly Batteries to Bluffs Trail courtesy of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Marshall Beach Sunset
Marshall Beach Sunset

Trail and Golden Gate

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
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall Beach

Golden Gate Bridge 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, San Fransisco, California
Marshall’s Beach, San Fransisco, California


The beach 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.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Marshall Beach California -
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge from Marshall Beach in California USA